Hi! I am new here and have some questions. I fell and fractured my left femur on Dec.16. I spend a week in the hospital and a month in rehab. I am now home but still non weight baring on that leg. I also have a knee and hip replacement on that same leg which complicates things. During mu surgery I had several screws and a plate put in to stabilize the fracture. Is it normal to have pain as the bones heal? Will I need to get some or all of the hardware taken out or will it always be in my leg?