Two months ago I had a PET scan that seemed to show a cracked femur neck on my left hip. I was told to see a orthopedic surgeon at Dreyer Clinic in Aurora Illinois. I saw Doctor Rabin head of orthopedic surgery at Dreyer. He did not see a cracked in the femur and ordered a CT scan and an xray. Those tests showed a large bone met 3/4 of the way through the femur making the femur weak. He said I had some choices. One was to do nothing and wait for the bone to break. Two was to try and support it with screws. Three was to put a metal brace on it and four was to put a rod into the femur with screws to do the best job of fixing it. I had the rod installed on the 11th. I spent the night in the hospital and went home the 13th.
I have bone mets to numerous to count. Mets are found on the skull, neck and shoulders, spine, ribs, the whole hip area, femur and jawbones. Has anyone else had problems like this with your bone mets.