I suffered a spiral fracture to my right femur on June 15, 2009 which was repaired with a plate and 13 pins. One year later, it is still classified as "non-union", in other words, not healing. I was on Actonel for about 3 yrs and Fosamax for the past 4 yrs. The fracture happened from a standing position, nothing fancy like water skiing or hang gliding. I really don't know if my leg broke and I fell or I fell and my leg broke. I had no idea about the side effects of the osto meds I was on and none of the ortho's mentioned it. It was only when I needed some dental surgery that the oral surgeon had me check it out on line. I saw the ortho dr. yesterday and he says that basically my only choices are to hope for a miracle, or have a bone graft to hopefully stimulate bone growth. I really don't want another surgery, but may have to go that way since I don't want to stay in this wheelchair the rest of my life either. Has anyone else had a non healing femur fracture that required a bone graft, and if so, how is it doing now.
Thank you for any helpful input.