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Tibia/Fibula Hardware and Knee Replacement Surgery

Good Day! I broke my tibia and fibula back in 1995. After about a month of not healing on its own, a rod was placed. Fast forward today, and I need to have a total knee replacement. Is it necessary to have the rod removed? I'm concerned because my bone has grown through/over the rod. What does that kind of surgery even looks like?
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Removing old metal work is a faff, but relatively straight forward. Depending on how high the initial rod went would depend if they need to remove it in order to fit a TKR. Do you have any x-rays?
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