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Hip replacement after having dynamic screw fitted

looking for advice. I don't have arthritis but wondered if anyone had anything similar. I broke my hip 2yrs ago and had a "Dynamic Screw" put in. The break has healed but I'm getting severe pain and limited movement at times. After scans it was discovered that some of the bone surrounding the screw is deteriated, therefore causing me pain. My consultant has said that we could take the screw out, but that doesn't always solve the issue. So possibly a hip replacement soon. I go back to see him in January to discuss and decide. Has anybody else been through similar and can offer any advice please.

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Hi Mags72 :) We are so sorry to hear you are dealing with pain. Hopefully your consultant can help you find some relief through discussion and future planning. In the mean time, I recommend that you use our online Self-Management Resource. The resource features 16 videos that can help you manage your pain. It is completely free and no registration is required. You can access it here: arthritisaction.org.uk/onli... Please do keep us posted. Wishing you all the best, Katie, Arthritis Action Communications Intern

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Thankyou so much Kate.

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