Hi my favorite readers. While working on my long overdue book, I came upon some information I forgot about..it’s an excerpt from my book about being in a body cast. Here it is:
My femur sure has been through the ringer. I keep forgetting about different things, since there are so many.
For instance, upon initial hospitalization, I was put into traction. The weights were on the foot-side of my bed and my leg was in a sling. My thigh was in the sling, actually. The cloth sling kept moving, so I needed to keep pulling it back under my thigh.
It turns out that my femur bone was not aligned properly. This caused a 1” overlap, which resulted in my left leg being shorter than my right leg. The initial fracture was about 2-3” above my knee.
Fast forward six months. My femur was not healing fast enough, so I was told, so surgery was recommended. Orthopods wanted to put in a metal femur rod with a bone graft to speed the healing process.
The bone graft was to come from my left hip. And…the rod was to be inserted from my left hip area. There is a 2” incision located at the point where the hip and femur meet…on the front of my body. And, another 6” incision along the outside of my left leg.
Well…fast forward again. I refractured my femur about an inch above where the rod ended. The rod needed to be taken out. There is a 1” scar on my left hip area where this was done.
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