Where am I

I managed to slip over on 6-November-2015 and fracture the femoral head of my right hip. This blog is just to keep friends and relatives up-to-date with my recovery. It also will show where the NHS is good and where there is opportunity to improve. If you click the images tab (above) there are a few images of the break before and after the repair.

Update 10-June-2016 - sadly the femoral head has avascular necrosis and a total hip replacement will be carried out on 15-June-2016

I am home in Stoke Bruerne

Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Diagnosis

This is the diagnosis sent to me following my appointment on 10-June.

AVN (Avascular Necrosis) of the right femoral head post DHS (Dynamic Hip Screw) and cannulated screw fixation done November 2105

We reviewed this lady again today in the clinic.  She was seen last time 6 weeks ago but she asked to be seen earlier than the expected appointment.  She complains of worsening right hip pain that shoots down to her knee.  Repeat radiographs today have demonstrated significant collapsing and flattening of the right femoral head with some kind of osteophyte on the lateral boarder of the femoral head and proximal migration of the cannulated screw with evidence of shortening of the femoral neck. Clinically and radiographically it seems that this has started to have some avascular necrosis of the femoral head.

1 comment:

  1. I have just found this blog and discovered that you have had to have another hip operation. Let's hope this one is completely successful. Then we will be able to say "Hip Hip Hooray!"


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