Should I remove the rod in my tibia?
There is no consensus regarding the criteria and indications for removal of tibial IMNs after healing. The only consensus within the literature is that removal of implants is an operative procedure with a set of risks and complications that need to be considered on a case-by-case basis.
How long does rod removal surgery take?
The surgery typically takes between 15-75min and you will usually be able to go home the same as the surgery. Many patients wish to keep their metalware.
When should a femur rod be removed?
Removing a rod doesn’t need much time to recover. Infact if your fracture has healed well you should be up and about after recovering from the effect of anaesthesia. considering your age is 26years, it is advisable to get your rod removed after it has done its job . i.e. help the fracture healing.
Does a femur rod get removed?
Is it necessary to remove rods and nails after treatment? Once the bone has fully healed, the rod/nail no longer serves a purpose and may be removed. This is typically done a year after the original surgery and can be an outpatient procedure (i.e., the patient does not stay in the hospital overnight after surgery).
Can metal rods be removed?
Metal rods If a rod is buried in the marrow cavity of the bone it is unlikely to cause any trouble. Occasionally rods protrude a little at the end of the bone. Logic would suggest that if protruding a little it would make sense to remove it.
How long does it take to recover from tibia surgery?
Recovery time for a tibia fracture typically takes 4-6 months to heal completely. If the fracture is open or comminuted, healing time may take longer. Your doctor will often prescribe medications for pain-relief for a short period of time after the injury or surgery.
Should I Have my intramedullary tibial rod removed?
I had my intramedullary tibial rod removed after a year and a half. I was walking unassisted a week later and didn’t even take pain medication after the surgery. It was quite simple and easy. I recommend removal. I had my tibial rod removed last tuesday.
How is a fracture of the tibia treated?
Surgeons insert a specially designed metal rod into the canal of the tibia through the front of the knee. The rod goes across the fracture to prevent it from moving out of place while a nail is screwed to the bone at both ends to keep everything in position as it heals.
How many patients have had intramedullary rods removed from the femur?
We are reporting a retrospective review of the removal of 60 intramedullary rods in 58 patients. All fractures had healed at the time of rod extraction. The implant was removed from 34 asymptomatic patients (36 femurs). Twenty-four patients (24 femurs) had preoperative symptoms attributed to the femoral rod.
Why do they take the rod out of the tibia?
And while it may seem like an outdated procedure performed by 19th-century surgeons, it is actually the standard of practice for taking out rods that support healing fractured long bones, including the tibia, fibula, humerus, and femur.