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Surgery done for fractured femur bone. Got soreness on mouth and weight loss. Any suggestion?

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Hi Doctor,
my husband broke , fractured his femur about 3 weeksgo. It was more like splendered, after surgery his mouth has been VERY sore. He's lost weight,do you have any suggestions
Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Rohan Khandelwal 3 hours later
Dear Ma'am,

Sorry to hear about your husband. A sore mouth after surgery could be because of many factors. It can be due to the tube which was kept for surgery but it usually does not persist for three week. Antibiotics following surgery are the commonest cause for this problem and this is aggravated by a poor diet. You should start him on a multivitamin and that should resolve the problem within a few days.

Weight loss after surgery is quite common due to the surgical stress and a poor diet. He should be given a well balanced healthy diet and regular physiotherapy should be carried out.

Hope you husband gets well soon. Please feel free to ask any other query.
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