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Severe pain in hip radiating to back, bound to Zimmer frame and stick. History of coccyx fracture. Help?

My mother is 82 yrs 1 year ago fractured her coccyx. Recently had stabbing pain in her right hip excruciating pain unable to put her foot to the ground also pain in her back radiating in to her groin. Ok when sat still finds it difficult to get in and out of bed. The spasm seems to just happen any time it's been like this for four weeks now so she has been house bound using a Zimmer frame and walking stick.
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Hi, Thank you for choosing HCM
Bone fragility is a common issue especially in women due to osteoporosis occuring post meno pause. Considering the age factor option of surgery is ruled out. At this age pain can be managed only with pain killers. Etodolac 90 mg can be given for a period of 2 weeks. Collacee , calcium and vit d supplements can be used as supportive therapy.
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