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Old 10-27-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
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Femur Rod Issues

hey so 5 years ago i broke my femur about 3 inches or so from the top and so they put in a titanium rod which for the last 5 years i have had no pain no limp up until 3 days ago when i fell from about 5 ft really hard on the broken leg and now i got wicked pain and a nasty limp ( i dont think i rebroke it) and i have tried tyenol anti inflamatorys and nothing seems to be working. Is it possible for the rod to shift? or any idea's? or idea's on how to convince the dr to take the Rod out? as the dr's here in B.C canada can be kinda dumb?

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Old 10-28-2011, 08:23 AM   #2
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Re: Femur Rod Issues

Have you gotten an x-ray since the fall? It's possible that the bone is actually cracked. My dad has a femur rod from his hip replacement, and a few months back, he crashed his bike and actually managed to fracture the femur WITHOUT displacing the rod. If the rod did shift, an x-ray would show that very easily.

Or, it could just be you have a deep bruise in the muscle. But in any case, removing the rod is a substantial surgery. One fall does not necessarily mean it's necessary to take the rod out.

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