Broken leg metal rod

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I was given the choice to do a cast or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> with pins through my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> for a speedy recovery in witch i choose. It was put through the lower part of my leg down to my ankle Big mistake! I can't even walk a mile without my leg killing me. Hurts from my Knee down to where there is a small bump (feels like bone) on top of my ankle. I need to know if the rod and pins can be removed? If so how fast is the recovery and will the pain go away?
I am 16 years old, and I broke my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> playing soccer. I had to have a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> put in my leg and then i had acute compartment syndrome so they made a cut on the side of the leg. 3 Weeks later they closedthe wound with stitches, and was told I could put weight on my leg. I can walk, but with a limp I guess, and it doesnt hurt me at all. It just feels wierd and heavy sort of. I dont have any real pain and can walk all over the house.
I am a professional dancer and had a tibial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> put in my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> January 2010 due to a grade 4 anterior stress fracture. I have been unable to run or jump, let alone dance, since then and have a lot of pain right above my ankle. I decided yesterday to have the nail and screw removed, but I am still hesitant about going forward with this. I could definitely use any feedback out there. My left leg is obviously a very important part of my career and I need to make the right decision.
Has anyone faced such a problem as a result of the tip of the rod and would you be able to tell me the advantages of removing the entire rod now that it has been fused to the bones and the implications of keeping it. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> seems according to x-rays solid and has not broken, but I read some reviews about the possibility of the rod to rust or even break. I would appreciate your feedback on this matter!
, strontium, vitamin K2, vitamin D3, calcium/magnesium/phosphorus) and exercise. However, she still feels pain and discomfort in her left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> due to the fibular <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> and screws -- especially in humid environments or after physical exertion. Therefore she is contemplating having them removed. My question is: after seven years of bone growth would removal be feasible? and exactly how much risk and recovery time is there involved for a 76yo otherwise healthy and active woman?
I broke my shattered my tib and broke my fib 6weeks ago i had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> put in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> im guessing for the tib and had 2 screws juat below my knee and 2 screws above my ankle. my question to anyone that knows is wat is the healing time for this injury? im going for my xray on 17/11/09 to c how the bone is healing and tghe hopefully i shud be able to weight bear.
I had a severe motorcycle accident back in June. It shattered my left femur, and my knee. The bone hasn't fully grown back yet and the bone tore through some of my muscle in my leg leaving a "dent" in the muscle. My leg has a permanent metal rod screwed into my femur down to my knee, and my knee has about 8 screws in it. I'm trying to learn how to walk again and I have put my leg on a scale and can put 110 of my 150lbs on my bad leg standing still.
They don't set bones anymore and allow the body to heal. More than 3 years later i still have a broken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>. A butcher named Sutton installed all this metal in me and it is total agony. Most people that i have talked to never heal until they get this metal out. I don't have the money to do so but have talked to several others that went through 7-8 surgeries before it healed with any satisfaction. Good luck to you and i hope you can heal.
2 months ago - pain radiating down left arm and almost a feeling of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> broken (it is in the thorac area) and terrible pain in my neck and upper back. Curious as to what MRI results really mean - I am afraid I could end up with revision surgery because I believe that my rod is causing all my problems. 1st MRI done of thoracic and LUmbar - too difficult to read the Thoracic due to the rod.
the doctor has given us options 1st option is to have a cast from him hip to his foot for 6 weeks then a short cast for 4 weeks then he will splint it with no weight bearing for the 1st 6 weeks. 2nd option is to have the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> put in his bones to help with the healing process no weight bearing for 6 weeks a removal cast... with lots of Physical Therapy. Total healing time possibly 6 months to a year.
I got left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> tibia and fibula fractured by hitting a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> pipe.The tibia was broken at one point. There was no open wound.and titanium rod with 3 screws are used in the fixation.i am 3 weeks post op. Now i can do my things with the help of walker.But when can i go to work for desk job. and what exercises can i do to strengthen my muscles.
doctors said it is very nasty fracture.doctors put <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> to hold bones in place.i have got big wound above my ankle which is not yet healed.its 1 month now i am in cast.i am on complete bed rest.doctors told me not to hang my leg.so i have kept my leg straight on pillow.i can move my fingers but i feel numbness in my shin bone.can u pls tell me when this cast will be off ? & when this wound would be healed up ? when will i be able to walk on crutches..
The orthopedic surgeon repaired his hip and had to place a titanium <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> in his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>. He is taking physical therapy, but still unable to walk. His feet are so red due to red splotches and are going up his legs now. He says his feet feel as though they are sun burned and he has a tingling, burning sensation so bad that he can hardly get out of bed. He does get up & sit in the wheelchair and try to do the exercises the therapist wants him to, but he is in constant pain.
2nd June 10' 3-4 and I have only experienced more pain! I have pain through the back of my skull that feels like a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> being shoved thru it, pain shooting from my skull through my shoulders, pain in neck, shoulders, arms and hands all of which is constant, stabbing, burning, throbbing, electrically shock sensations as well as like being stabbed w/ metal pokers through out day and nite!
ok My names Alan and im 24 years old, Now in 2002 i was struck by a van and the guy was doing 50 mph and i was walking!
He had a partial tail amputation, had a toe amputated from his left leg and multipule surgeries involving both an external and then internal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> inserted in his right hind <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>. Both hock joints are now fused and he had his final surgery 6 months ago removing the metal rod from his leg. The original accident was 3 years ago this past mothers day. He is doing very well - even though at times I do feel the right hind leg should have been amputated, he doesn't seem to mind.
I had spinal surgery two years ago, I had it because I had serious back pain and ciatic nerve pain in my right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>. The pain in my back and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> has dissappeared since I had the operation. I hated like hell to take the painkillers, the pain management had me on Avinza (which is a derivative of Morphine), and fentinal patches (which is Morphine patches).
I have a spiral fibula fracture. I could not put my foot in walking position. My lower left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> was casted for the first two weeks and I was no weight bearing. Doctor told me at the end of the two weeks I would get a walking cast. During that time the pain was terrible. I passed out because of the pain. At the two weeks, I visited my doctor and he said looks good see you in four weeks and I was still no weight bearing. No explanation.
My right ankle was dislocated(completely turned the wrong way) leaving me with a compound fracture(bone sticking out) as well as a broken tibia, fibia and my knee-cap was torn off completely. I had 5 surgeries total, they inserted a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> plate, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> as well as 6 screws in my ankle and 2 more in the middle and top of my lower right leg(8screws total). Now, I know this is off the diabetes subject, but I also have medical bills over or around 175,000.00 dollars.
Any way woke up and knew my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> was broken as my foot was backwards and I ran out of bone, no one would come close to me I straightened my leg and turned my foot back because I could feel it pushing my skin. Sorry if you have a weak stomach. I had surgery to have a metal rod put in from my knee to my ankle. Forward two years. Got a full time job in a factory,still in high school full time.
So he thought it was burstis so gave me injections. After 7 days I went home with still pain in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>. Two weeks home I had to go to Er cause the pain in my leg was so bad.. I was and still am on Oxycotin 40 to 60 mg and percoet for breaktrhough pain. Again he gave me injections for burstis. IM still having this pain that is worse than the pain I had prior to surgery. The pain radiates from my hip down to my feet with burning in my foot and lots of pain in my big toe.
Allergy to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> parts of the implant has occasionally been reported. People who know they have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> allergies should be tested with extracts of the various metal components of the implant prior to surgery. You should notify your doctor if you believe you have a metal allergy. metal allergies are rare and the tests are not completely reliable, so they are only performed if a metal allergy is suspected. Allergy to the plastic parts has never been reported.
I ALSO HAVE RIGHT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> PAin, and SOMETIMES I CANNOT STand VERY LONG ON THAT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>, I HAVE TO SIT DOWN. I HAVE RIGHT SHOULDER, ARM, and NECK PAin, TERRIBLE. I SUFFER FROM MIAGRAinS, WHEN I GET THEM, I HAVE TO JUST GO HOME and LAY in A DARK ROOM, and TRY TO SLEEP THEM ofF. THIS ACCIDENT HAS CAUSED ALL SORTS of ISSUES.
The 5th kitten was scraped off of the middle of the road by my wife and taken to the vet. The vet had to put a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> in one femur to fix a broken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>. He also had to heal from a bruised bladder. The 6th cat was a kitten that showed up at my wife's work very dehydrated. They'er all healthy and active now. All of the dogs and cats get regular visits to the vet for checkups and vaccinations.
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Well for some reason I seem to always think differently than others , for example why hole life I was always abusing drugs , my older brother was against it but one year he was in a terrible ski accident and broke his fib and tib and had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rod</span> put in his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>! The doctor put him on oxyies , after 2 years they cut him off , he started buying them ,, he lost all motivation lost his job and really became an addict ! Now he's on methadone !
influence of wear debris Properties of implant materials and particles. The release of potential allergens like nickel, chromium or cobalt depends on composition, surface modification and chemical or physical corrosion factors. Low pH and low oxygenation of adjacent tissue may influence metallic surface – even leading to titanium release in surrounding tissue [24].
-- lingering damage to various bits of ourselves from the infection(s), even if the infection is gone, like the ache a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> broken while skiing -- now fully healed but still a bit messed up; and who knows what other sneaky tricks the bugz can pull. Lyme is still such a mystery in so many ways that it would probably be a surprise to find out more things that look like, or are, or could be a continued infection.
| 12/18/08 my back gave out for good started pt w/more injection but now it was my low back and my hip/butt/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span>/whole <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>leg</span> nerve. I got better in May I could not only touch my toes but the floor. I was ecstatic I won the fight. Then in June I movd the wrong way & flared up until now. I thought going back to PT last week I'd be ok. (wishful thinking cuz I am terrified of the fusion).
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