Many years ago I suffered a faracture of the left femur in the lower third. The fracture was surgically addressed by K Nail, with an access wound also along the outer left thigh. Post recovery I have been left with (I believe) malalignment of the femur, with rotation towards the external direction. This is now beginning to cause me hip discomfort and it is also limiting my range & mobility in regard to certain activities. As a consequence of the surgery I contracted Osteomylitis, which was dealt with at the time by further hospitalisation, nail removal, I.V. antibitotics, blood tests to confirm treatment success etc.
I am now 52 years of age, in good health with no allergies or healing issues. The injury was sustained in late 1978.
I am seeking advice on whether this condition can be corrected, how common the procedure is and the likely chance of it being successful in preventing pain and/or osteoarthritis in the longer term as well as improving my movement range and posture issues.
I am in Tasmania, Australia and am quite willing to seek any recommended specialist orthopaedic surgeon anywhere in the country.
Any advice will be gratefully acepted,
Yours sincerely, Dennis Brown