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Rod removal from leg

I had an accident in 2007 in which I broke my leg. I got it operated in which doctor had inserted the rod. It's been 10 almost 9 years I have not removed it . I know I have to remove it but m scared now. Removing after so many has some side effect?please guide
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Dr. Anuradha Sharma Noida | Orthopedic Physiotherapist
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Not to worry u can remove
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani Noida | Physiotherapist
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Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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Dr. Anjani Kumar Goel Delhi | Occupational Therapist
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Most nails ,rods are removable after fracture unites well and a reasonable time frame allowed for the bone to gain strength,more caution is needed for weight bearing bones.
10 years is more than required,
You can contact a good orthopaedic surgeon
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consult orthopaedic surgeon with old records and latest x ray of the affected part
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Dr. Shubhi Goyal Ghaziabad | Physiotherapist
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If u have any pain in that leg than u should consult doctor. Removal of rod doesn't have any side effects
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