82 years old male who had undergone surgery for intertrochanteric fracture of femur on his right side about 9 months back came to out patient department with complaint of knee pain.
He used to walk with help of a walker.
On examination his knee was found to be normal and xrays of both hip and knee were ordered. While his knee xrays were unremarkable, xray of his hip revealed a broken dynamic hips screw and side plate assembly.
All the screws of the sideplate are broken and fracture is not united too.
Note: Failed DHS like this one is a difficult sitauation in elderly people. While refixation is an option, another option is hip replacement.