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Is it because of rod in my femur that I have hard time driving, walking with severe pain ?

broken femur 2 inches from hip over 15 years ago. having problems. hello....i have had a rod in my femur 2 inches from my hip over 15 years. now i m having a hard time driving, walking and sitting with sever pain. can you tell me what maybe what could be going on.
Tue, 17 Jan 2012
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Hello Michael,
Perhaps its time for the rod to come out. It could be anything as simple as the rod hitching against the tissues within OR mild infection OR loosening of the rod in the bone. If u had a recent fall, it could also be a fracture. So, please get an X Ray done and visit an Orthopaedician.
It would be wise if you visit the surgeon who operated on you 15 years back as he's more aware of what's going on inside than any one else.
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