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Removal of IMIL Nailing - tibia fracture
On 12th Jan 2019 I had undergone surgery for tibial fracture (IMIL Nailing). I am 26years and would like to know that when is the recommended time to remove the rod. As, at my knee joint pains when I kneel down and also sit down on the floor. I have got mixed opinion from people who have got similar fracture and surgery.
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I recommend implant removal to all my younger patients. Better to remove all the hardware. The knee pain is probably due to the tip of the nail being under the skin and should improve post implant removal. But first X-rays need to be done to asses the bone healing before committing to implant removal. But at your age and the time frame, I'm sure the bone has healed well.
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Please visit an Orthopedic surgeon.
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Minimum time is 1 year All depends on fracture union , share latest xray In short if fracture is united, at 1 year you can get it removed .
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Knee pain can be due to protruding nail.
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Message is quiet clear, hope you can make a decision now .
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