Dear 54yr old, thanks for your question. Your hip seems to have been fractured just below the neck of Femur
15 yrs back and I assume the rod must have been a Proximal femoral Nail or PFN. Kindly mail a scanned X-ray if you can, coz as I see it, we first need to establish the cause of pain, having done that you also need to specify if the pain has been consistently felt throughout and of same intensity. I'd also like to know the nature of pain, the exact site (if its not vague), the range of motion of your leg, if associated with shortening and lastly do you have any co-morbidities like diabetes/hypertension
. Its inappropriate to comment on the diagnosis of your condition and its fate on the very few symptoms you have mentioned but this might turn out to be a case of Avascular Necrosis
of head of Femur(since the fracture was close to the neck of Femur causing blockage to its blood supply). Hope to hear from you soon with my requirements. And one more thing..avoid pain management until you establish the cause of pain.taking injections, steroids
, analgesics is not recommended over a period of time. Good day.