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A 56-year-old female asked:

How long should i wait to have a proximal locking screw out of my broken femur? i broke hip 1st of jan got rod down leg also.screw in hip hurts

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
This is dependent on: several factors related to the fracture type, it's overall reduction and healing progress. Only your surgeon will be able to answer this type of question primarily guided by radiographs during your healing process.

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Last updated Apr 7, 2015

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