Pain Concern

Has anyone ever had a "fractured greater trochanter bone?"

Hi, 4 months after my second hip replacement while doing an NHS exercise there was a crack!!

Taken into hospital where they diagnosed a fracture of the greater trochanter bone. They sent me home and said it would heal but would take a long time. It is now 11 month later and I'm still on 2 crutches, My own consultant {not the emergency one I first saw} says it will not heal. A bit of bone has broken and moved quite a distance away from the joint so I will be on crutches for the foreseeable future. I could learn to cope with the crutches but the pain is very bad. Any suggestions

Thank you


Hileena UK

2 Replies

No surgical procedure suggested?



No surgical procedure suggested at all,.......they said the bit of bone that had broken of had moved so far away from the joint there was nothing they could do.

When I saw my consultant he gave me a cortisone injection. That has worked {well not as painful} but I can feel it wearing off now




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