CRCM  Vol.7 No.3 , March 2018
Hip Joint Pain Caused by Electromagnetic Waves Following an Operation for a Complex Humerus Fracture
Author(s) Yoshiro Fujii
This case report illustrates hip joint pain caused by electromagnetic waves following an operation for a complex humerus fracture. The subject was a 22-year-old woman. The patient complained of pain in her left hip joint and discomfort, particularly while walking. The subject suffered a fracture in her left upper arm in a traffic accident approximately 3 months previously. She underwent an operation wherein seven titanium bolts were used to fix the humerus. The operation was deemed successful and the prognosis of the operation was also good; however, approximately 3 months after the operation, she developed pain and discomfort in her left hip joint, particularly while walking. Symptoms were improved by covering the surgical field with aluminum foil, blocking electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic waves attracted by the titanium bolts may have induced pain.
Cite this paper
Fujii, Y. (2018) Hip Joint Pain Caused by Electromagnetic Waves Following an Operation for a Complex Humerus Fracture. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 7, 225-231. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2018.73020.
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