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Femur fractured, treated with tibial traction, x ray reports shows reduced joint space for femur, foot drop recovery and hip fracture

Hi I am Rajesh from Akola Last year in July i had accident , in that i injured severely. My right femur is fractured which is treated with tibial traction for 2 months. Later on i also found foot drop . Now at this stage i m able to walk with foot drop with a stick in hand. Also in X-ray of recent time, it shows a reduced joint space for femur. Please guide me on foot drop recovery and hip fracture .
Asked On : Wed, 16 May 2012
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Foot drop in your case is most likely due to injury of the nerve which supplies leg muscles. Depending up on the severity and level of nerve injury it recovers within one to two years . There are no medications which can speed up this process.
Level of nerve injury and the extent of recovery can be assessed by investigations like nerve conduction studies and electromyography. You can use leg brace or splint to assist in walking instead of stick. This will definitely improve your gait.
Fracture femur would have healed by now provided there were no secondary complications like bone infection.

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