Broken leg titanium rod

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I also had bilateral femur fractures and rods inserted in eaxh leg. One leg healed very well but the other not only did not heal but the titanium rod broke in two. The only option was to have the broken rod removed and a new rod inserted. I am no spring chicken like you but I would like to tell you the surgery went great and I am back to my old self. Riding bikes and swimming 2 miles a day. Find a surgeon you can trust and discuss your concerns openly with him. Then decide what is best for you.
The doctor described the tibia break as a “transverse break” and the fibula break as “broken in several places”. A titanium rod was placed inside my tibia along with two screws. The doctor opted not to operate on the fibula and let it “heal in place”. 1. Is there any point in having the “hardware” removed some point in the future? 2. Should I have to fibula repaired with screws and plates or is it the appendix of the skeletal system (i.e. not necessary)?
I am a professional dancer and had a tibial rod put in my left leg 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.
Hello, Im 17 years old, almost 18 and when i was 14 i had broken my tibia and fibula in a football game and gotten a titanium rod placed in my tibia. i left it in following the doctors advice and ever since then i have had really bad leg pain and shin splints whenever i would run, sometimes even walk. i play running back and im starting to limp when i sprint and its making me quite slow. the pain is bad. If i were to get the rod removed would this pain most likely go away?
The orthopedic surgeon repaired his hip and had to place a titanium rod in his leg. 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.
The orthopedic surgeon repaired his hip and had to place a titanium rod in his leg. 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.
Hello, Im 17 years old, almost 18 and when i was 14 i had broken my tibia and fibula in a football game and gotten a titanium rod placed in my tibia. i left it in following the doctors advice and ever since then i have had really bad leg pain and shin splints whenever i would run, sometimes even walk. i play running back and im starting to limp when i sprint and its making me quite slow. the pain is bad. If i were to get the rod removed would this pain most likely go away?
minium 2 broken titanium screws ans a bent rod-lumbar region L-4 to S1-fusion-revsion surgey scheduled this wed.suregon will likely replace total of four screws-all with a bigger head. bowel obstruction,severelower back pain, tingling, numbness, leg weakness, headaches--are current symptoms.As a result I am now clinically addicted to pain medication--should i proceed with the surgey--do you recommend lawsuit???
In 2002 I was riding with a group in the mts when my friends horse kicked at my horse, but got my leg about a quarter of the way up from my ankle. It was an open break with the large broke in two pieces. The Dr. put a titanium rod through the knee through the bone and screwed it in at he top with two screws. He told me how wonderful this was because I left the hospital the next day with no cast and my healing time was supposed to be shorter. OK.
, strontium, vitamin K2, vitamin D3, calcium/magnesium/phosphorus) and exercise. However, she still feels pain and discomfort in her left leg due to the fibular rod 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 snapped my leg 17 weeks ago i have a titanium rod inserted with 2 screws near the knee and 3 screws in the ankle i have just returned to work but where i snapped my leg doesnt hurt but my ankle keeps swelling up and is very painfull,and after a while my heel becomes painfull. i can feel quite a bit of fluid round my ankle and just above it ant ideas?
ITS NOT VERY PROFESSIONALLY WRITTEN AND I DONT KNOW WHO THE AUTHOR IS, NOR DO THEY REFERENCE STUDIES, BUT I THINK A LOT OF IT RINGS TRUE. Titanium is NOT Biologically Inert Titanium implants release metal ions into your mouth 24 hours a day, and this chronic exposure may trigger inflammation, allergies, and autoimmune disease in susceptible individuals. They are a precursor to disease.
I was told I had a titanium rod to help my tibia fuse itself together....fyi this was from afall down my steps (4 steps). Any insite?? Havent seen my ortho doc in 6 weeks. I have no medical insurance and they are money hungry. I refuse to see the vultures!
Hi, How are you feeling? I would suggest not taking the rod out till the time you are sure that your bones have healed completely. I think you can get imaging study done after you meet new orthopedist. I think you can ask your physiotherapist for any exercise which can be done at home so that muscle strengthening of legs can be achieved.
Fibula and i had a Titanium rod put in with four screws this happened on the 26th of July 2009 and the surgery was the same day my leg hurts and so does my knee i cant bend it all the way like normal what i am to expect of this I'm young and scared what the out come it going to be please anyone who has had this type of surgery or knows anything about it comment and let me know anything you know
2 months ago - pain radiating down left arm and almost a feeling of my rod 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.
Fibula and i had a Titanium rod put in with four screws this happened on the 26th of July 2009 and the surgery was the same day my leg hurts and so does my knee i cant bend it all the way like normal what i am to expect of this I'm young and scared what the out come it going to be please anyone who has had this type of surgery or knows anything about it comment and let me know anything you know
I got left leg tibia and fibula fractured by hitting a metal 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.
11 months ago I was in a car accident and broke my left femur in 2 places (on the top by my pelvis and in the middle). After my first surgery, they put a titanium rod through my femur and a plate connecting the top of my femur with my pelvis. After about 5 months, my doctor told me the top of my femur was fully healed but the middle had stopped healing and he needed to go in and replace the rod with a bigger one to stimulate bone growth.
I have a titanium rod through the Tibia and a half of a pin near the ankle, I went to the doctor about 2 months ago, and had the other half, that was broken, removed. I had very minimal pain for about 2 weeks, but now it’s been hurting more and more, day by day. I went back to the hospital to talk to the doctor, he suggested physical therapy and that the pain may be because the Tibia and fibula are starting to join together, due to calcium calluses. HERE I BELIEVE LIES THE PROBLEM.
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!
The orthopedic surgeon repaired his hip and had to place a titanium rod in his leg. 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.
I then had a ct scan which showed that the base of my spine was slipping and the other rod was slipping down my pelvis. I don't understand how a new titanium rod and screw can just break in my back. I haven't done anything to cause it since I am still out of work. The doctor now wants to remove ALL the hardware including the old stuff and replace some disks with spacers and insert new hardware. I am not sure what to do. Were the rods and screws defective before they were put in my back?
I had small bones to begin with my surgeon said... better the pain and titanium insurance policy than a collapsed lung or broken spine... Screwed by screws either way.. .
,,,,12 times before I reached Emergency. I had 3 surgeries on that leg, 1st to insert titanium hardware, then sent home. An infection set in, ruining the bones for titanium, and all hardware was removed, #2 surgery and sent home, on my 70th B'day. About this time an Occupational Therapist said I needed a Trapeze on my bed to assist in sitting. I said I didn't but she said it would lower the still 12/10 pain level.
Prior to that I was diagnosed with Left Lower Limb RSD (resulting from a broken leg and titanium rod implant). I live in Texas. I am equally not opposed to answering ANY questions regarding this matter or myself as I have nothing to hide. I didn't do anything wrong. My story have never waivered ever.
I have a spiral fibula fracture. I could not put my foot in walking position. My lower left leg 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.
i, on the other hand, literally walked away with a broken back. i had a T5 burst fracture, a broken scapula, and several bruised and fractured ribs. my surgical procedure consisted of a 7-level thoracic fusion (T2-T8). i am about 8 weeks post op and i am doing surprisingly well, considering my surgeons say i was a miracle...they said i should have either died or been paralyzed UPON IMPACT! i can walk effortlessly and have full use of my arms, with very little loss of range of motion.
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