My right foot was fractured in December 2002 (during European winter) but the doctor who attended to me at the time said there was no fracture. I had pain every day and my foot was really swollen. Then in 2005 I went to a different doctor and explained my problem. He immediately sent me for X-rays which confirmed his suspicion that the foot was broken.
I had surgery in 2005 and stayed with pins or metal to rejoin the 2 bones together. The surgeons had to operate and take a small piece of bone from my right hip and placed it between the 2 bones in my right foot to try and rejoin them. Unfortunately I continued to have pain until it eventually became really difficult for me to walk even 100 meters. I went back to the hospital where a scan and X-rays were done. I went through a second operation last year 2010 to remove the pins/metal that was inserted previously. During the operation, however, the surgeons found that the fracture did not heal, it is still existing. I have pain every day. Please give me advice on what I should do. The doctors had suggested another op but there is no guarantee that the fracture will heal.
Well, for a persistent non-union, a re-surgery/ graft placement may be undertaken though the chances of healing or persistence of fracture cannot be predicted on an individual basis. Autologous bone marrow/ stem cell therapy is another technique may be used to stimulate healing and repair. You may like to discuss the options in detail with your treating doctor.
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