My mum broke her femur and and one of the bones in her hip about 2.5 years ago when she fell crossing the road. She had a titanium nail inserted and screws at the top of the femur and knee. She now walks with a stick and her mobility is very limited dud to the pain she is suffering in her knee, leg and hip. I don't understand why the metalwork has not been removed as I think this might remove the pain. I also broke my femur one month after my mum in a skiing accident. I too had a nail and screws put in which I have just had removed due to it causing me a certain amount of discomfort. I understand how having screws etc in your leg can restrict your movement and cause pain so interested why it's not been offered to my mum.