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to remove femur rod or not?
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to remove femur rod or not?

I was in a car accident in 2007 so I I had femur surgery an intramedullary rod,was inserted so now I'm experiencing some pain in there and sometimes I feel my legs buckle up so I need advise should I take it out or not?
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Hi there!

Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms, which may not be related to the hardware that was introduced. Other possibilities that may need to be considered include infections, inflammation such as tendonitis, injuries to tendons/ ligaments, neuro-muscular causes, re-fractures etc. I would suggest considering an evaluation by an orthopedician. If the hardware is found to be a cause it may be taken out or an alternative management plan considered.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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