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Doctor insights on: Intramedullary Nail Removal

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What to do if I had intramedullary nailing of the right tibia october 25, 2013.?

Tibia: Should be healed. Need followup to be sure that rod or screws do not have to be removed

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What do you advise if I had intramedullary nailing of the right tibia october 25, 2013.?

What do you advise if I had intramedullary nailing of the right tibia october 25, 2013.?

Leave it alone...: The rod can stay in forever. Sometimes the screws that are placed though the rod at the top and bottom of your tibia can be painful and their removal is minor surgery. Removing the rod is a big surgery sometimes and can be as painful as putting it in.

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Intramedullary Nailing Systems is what I have in my hip both screw and rod stick out beyond bone and causes pain is this normal?

Intramedullary Nailing Systems is what I have in my hip both screw and rod stick out beyond bone and causes pain is this normal?

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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I had intramedullary nailing in tibia. I can't fell the touch on area around ankle. Is it possible surgeon cut a nerve accidentally? Will it b a problem?

I had intramedullary nailing in tibia. I can't fell the touch on area around ankle. Is it possible surgeon cut a nerve accidentally? Will it b a problem?

Hard to say: There can be a number of potential causes, and because of that the prognosis varies. I would certainly let your surgeon know so he/she can pursue the specific cause of your symptoms as soon as possible.

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Does 'open' reduction with intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fracture causes muscle weakness and slow bone healing due to soft tissue damage?

Does 'open' reduction with intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fracture causes muscle weakness and slow bone healing due to soft tissue damage?

IM nailing of tibia: Intramedullary nailing of a tibial fracture is usually, depending on the fracture, the best way to surgically fix the fracture, and it causes less muscle weakness and soft tissue damage than plating the fracture.

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I broke the 5th metacarpal on my my right hand mid september of 2011. I broke the 5th metacarpal on my my right hand mid september of 2011. I had an intramedullary pin placed in it and it healed up just fine. I was very sick with diverticulitis in janua

I broke the 5th metacarpal on my my right hand mid september of 2011. I broke the 5th metacarpal on my my right hand mid september of 2011. I had an intramedullary pin placed in it and it healed up just fine. I was very sick with diverticulitis in janua

It: It all depends upon what type of device or implant is used. Some implants such as pins can be placed so that the surgeon plans to remove them. In this case if you delay removal then, yes., there can be a concern. Other implants commonly are put in and meant to stay in. That being said, you ve waited this long, so a few weeks shouldn't matter as long as you are not having symptoms due to the implant. If the implant is interfering with your joint, if it is infected, if it is rubbing on tissue, if it is irritating skin then yes get checked right away best person to ask, your surgeon.

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How long you are usually in hospital for an intramedullary rod removal?

How long you are usually in hospital for an intramedullary rod removal?

IM rod: Can usually be done as an outpatient procedure, assuming no medical issues of surgical complications. Typically an incision is made in same location as when rod inserted. Instruments to remove the rod are attached, and the rod is withdrawn. Many times, at the ends of the rod, small screws are inserted to fix the rod to the bone. If so, they need to be removed before withdrawing the rod.

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When is an intramedullary rod used?

When is an intramedullary rod used?

IM rod: Most common use for im rod is fractured long bone, like tibia and femur.

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How risky is having an intramedullary rod?

How risky is having an intramedullary rod?

Reasonably safe: Intramedullary rods are traditionally used to treat displaced fractures of a long bone such as the femur or tibia. In light of the different options for treating displaced long bone fractures, an im rod is reasonably safe and effective. Thank you for your question.

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How much do intramedullary rods weight I have one in each femur?

Not much: The rods are relativley light, they are usually hollow and made of titanium. I doubt they weigh more than a few ounces.

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Can you let me know is intramedullary rod surgery considered a big surgery?

Can you let me know is intramedullary rod surgery considered a big surgery?

Yes: All surg is big surg a rod in a bone is a major surg but it kind of varies depending on which bone and for what kind of fracture.

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How much do intramedullary rods weigh?

How much do intramedullary rods weigh?

It varies.: Intramedullary rods come in a variety of diameters and lengths, so it would be difficulty to tell you a specific weight.

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What is involved in an intramedullary rod removed?

What is involved in an intramedullary rod removed?

IM rod: Can usually be done as an outpatient procedure, assuming no medical issues of surgical complications. Typically an incision is made in same location as when rod inserted. Instruments to remove the rod are attached, and the rod is withdrawn. Many times, at the ends of the rod, small screws are inserted to fix the rod to the bone. If so, they need to be removed before withdrawing the rod.

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With an intramedullary rod what is the typical recovery timeframe.?

IM rod: Recovery following insertion of a rod depends on why it was used (i.e. What bone, how badly fractured was bone, was it open). Most fractures are stable enough immediately to permit motion of surrounding joints immediately. Weight bearing depends on healing, which is determined using x-rays.

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I have an intramedullary cervical lesion. What is that? Should I be worried?

I have an intramedullary cervical lesion. What is that? Should I be worried?

See answer: That is the description for a tumor located in the spinal cord. Some of these tumors are considered benign and grow very slowly. Others are considered malignant. The treatment is often surgical removal of the tumor.

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Help docs, is intramedullary rod surgery considered a big surgery?

Help docs, is intramedullary rod surgery considered a big surgery?

Yes: Any intramedullary bone surgery is "big" but routine for most orthopedic surgeries.