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What could I do for pain with a healing broken femur?

What could I do for pain with a healing broken femur?

Ice, Elevate: Assuming that the fracture has been immobilized (surgical or cast), elevate the leg slightly, ice for 20 minutes (can use longer if icing through the cast (use plastic to keep plaster casts dry), or pain medication recommended by your doctor. Distraction aslo works, so try reading, watching a funny movie, meditation, a relaxing tea, massage, music, games, etc. ...Read more

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What is the average healing time for broken femur?

What is the average healing time for broken femur?

3-4 months: It typically takes 3-4 months in adults for femur shaft fracture to consolidate. However neck & distal femur heal in half the time. Children also take half the time. ...Read more

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Any advise on increasing healing of a broken femur with rod and screws? Does smoking marijuana slow healing time ?

Any advise on increasing healing of a broken femur with rod and screws? Does smoking marijuana slow healing time ?

Recovery: An open reduction and internal fixation with rod and screws, is the recommended method of treating femur fracture. Smoking nicotine will DELAY healing. Nicotine is a powerful vaso constrictor that chokes off your blood flow. More blood flow is needed for healing. MJ has not been studied to know. Be well. Stay connected to your surgeon. ...Read more

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My broken femur is not healing correctly due to what i believe is an improper reduction, should I get legal advice as well? I have had two seperate opinions and the second doctor stated that he would contact the original physician to explore further opti

My broken femur is not healing correctly due to what i believe is an improper reduction,  should I get legal advice as well? I have had two seperate opinions and the second doctor stated that he would contact the original physician to explore further opti

I : I believe your #1 priority is to get better. Going back to the original physician who did the reduction is your first step. See what he or she has to say, and tell him/her why you're still having a problem and see what he/she recommends. If, after doing so, you feel like you've lost your trust in him/her, i would then get a third opinion, and go with the majority. If there is a way to get you out of pain and walking fine again, wouldn't that be preferable to a law suit? Just so you know, in most states (i'm only familiar with ny law), you need three things for medical malpractice: 1) negligence: not all bad outcomes are the result of negligence. Even the best doctors, under the best conditions, with the best patient, etc. Have a bad outcome risk. In a medical malpractice suit, the burden of proof is on you to prove negligence. 2) damages: even in the presence of negligence, with no damages, there is no case. Even if we were to assume your fracture was fixated in a negligent manner, if, in time, you're fine and can walk with no pain, there are no damages. 3) proximate cause: the damages have to be the direct result of the negligence, not something that would have occurred regardless. Every state has a statute of limitations, a time by which you must file a claim before you're precluded from doing so. It's usually a couple of years. I would again suggest you try your best to resolve your problem. You'll still have time to file a suit if you're left in pain, assuming something was done negligently, and not a bad result in the presence of an otherwise well-performed reduction. I hope this helps, and i hope you feel better. ...Read more

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How long could this broken femur take to recover?

Mid range: About 3 months conservatively; depending upon the extent of the damage....And the type of healer you are. ...Read more

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How can you fix a broken femur?

How can you fix a broken femur?

Intramedullary Nail: The standard surgical intervention for an adult femur fracture is an intramedullary (im) nail. ...Read more

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How long does surgery take on a broken femur?

How long does surgery take on a broken femur?

1-6 hours: Depends on the severity of the fracture and the experience of the surgeon. If it is a simple fracture the surgery itself can be less than an hour. However, in more complicated cases can take several hours to get everything right. Best is to discuss your specific case with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a broken femur what's better swimming or gym?

I have a broken femur what's better swimming or gym?

If you have a : Broken femur recommend not exercising until medically cleared to do so by your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How much time does a surgery take for a broken femur?

How much time does a surgery take for a broken femur?

Damage dependent: Not all fractured femurs are the same. A straightforward, minimally displaced femur fracture can be fixed (usually with a long intramedullary nail) in less than an hour. More complex femur fractures can take anywhere from 1-3 hours perhaps depending upon the location and complexity of the fracture pattern. Your orthopaedic surgeon should be able to give you a reasonable estimation. ...Read more