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?
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.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.