My Mom 86year old Mom fell in April - because of the fall her hip replacement came out of place and the Dr decided to do a complete replacement.the Dr replaced the prosthesis - and she went home a few days later.
Two weeks later my Mom was crying of pain, she went back to the hospital - the femoral head of the prosthesis came out, The surgeon who operated on my Mom was on vacation so a new doctor - saw my Mom. He mentioned that there was a fracture in the femur bone but he had to pop the femoral head back under unaesthetic - this doctor broke my Moms leg while trying to pop the head back. My Mom had to lay with the broken leg and extreme pain for 3 days waiting for the first surgeon to come back from vacation.
This surgeon fixed the broken leg by adding a metal plate. He also screw the head of the femoral head to the pelvis so it won't pop out again. My mom went home a few days later - and a week later she's back in hospital becausse some of the screws in the metal plate came lose. So yet again she had to go in for another 4 hour surgery. She received a blood transfusion today - and she also started with Physio Therapy - she said she can move the leg - but it's pain full when she try to walk. They have a black cast on the leg for support it runs from her upper leg past the knee - but she can bend the knee with no trouble. My question is this: Is she walking to soon or maybe moving the leg to much - This time they have replaced the plate again with a longer plate and more screws - My thinking is that the bone is porous because of the osteoporosis and I think the dr has made the leg/bone weaker and more porous by removing the previous plate and re-installing another plate. What would be the best strategy. for recovery - my mom also suffer from heart failure. She has been through so much the past two months.
She has been through a lot and all I want to do is get the right information to help her recover - with no more surgeries. Protecting her from anymore injuries. Thanks for any information and adviceView Thread