Has anyone every heard of a Fractured Greater Trochanter Bone?

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I had never heard of it before.  I was having a second Hip replacement, it went OK and  weeks into the recovery I was doing an NHS exercise and heard a loud crack.  The leg that had been operated on gave way so I was taken into hospital. The next day they X Rayed it.....You have fractured your greater trochanter bone I was told.....nothing we can do about it, it will heal itself but will take a long long time.

Since that I've discovered I've got osteoporosis which is why if fractured so easily. {As well as Osteo Arthritis and scoliosis ...C shape curve in my spine}

If anyone has ever heard of it please tell me or where I can get some information.  I have seen the consultant and dont see him for another 6 months.

I just wonder what the prognosis is. I was told a long long time?????? What is that? 6 months later I'm still on 2 crutches {most of the time} 1 crutch for short distances

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Eileen

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    the greater trochanter bone is located at the top of the femur or thigh bone and is often a bone which fractures in elderly patients. This could be from a fall or weakened bone structure.  Osteoporosis could be the link to the fracture.

    Richard

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      HiRichard......

      .I've discovered where it is since it happened  LOL

      A lot of others have never heard of it. ...I'm 68.....After a DEXA scan...yes I have osteporosis.

      Its almost 7 months now that I've been on 2 crutches!!!

      Thats the frustrating thing.

      I have OA, Scolios and osteoporosis but they are chronic, degenerative and will not get any better so I can cope with them and self manage....but this is supposed to be acute and its frustrating when it doesnt seem to get any better. Especially since I am a fairly active person even with OA etc

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      Eileen

       

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    these sort of injuries take time to mend so be patient.

    richard

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      Morning Richard

      I'm afraid that word {Patience} isnt in  my vocabulary  biggrinbiggrin

      It just stops me doing so many things I used to do!!!!

      Have a good day/or evening...sorry not sure where you are?

      Love

      Eileen

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