Muscle Popping with IM Rod in femur
In 2009 when I was 12, I broke my right femur about 5 inches above my knee playing soccer. I was told it was a clean break, and had surgery with putting an intramedullary rod through the top of my hip. I still have the rod in my bone, and none of the screws have been removed either. Every once in a while, I have week-long series of popping above my knee on the inside of my leg. It is somewhat painful, but not too bad. Its been years since I have even talked to my orthopedist about anything, and I could use some professional or semi-professional advice.
What should I do?
Get screws or the rod or both removed?
Leave it alone?
Anything to prevent the popping?