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Nemacolin, PA
A 56-year-old female asked:

Intramedullary nailing systems is what i have in my hip both screw and rod stick out beyond bone and causes pain is this normal?

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Dr. Joseph Billings
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Hardware: Yes, this can be normal. Some Orthopedic hardware can be felt over bone areas. This is not dangerous, but if it has been over a year, and the fracture is completely healed, you can talk to your surgeon about the possibility of removing some or all of the hardware.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019


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