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Rod removal from joint bone - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   hello
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Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   are you proffesional doctor
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User :   after how long we should remove the rod placed to join bone
Doctor :   That depends on the healing and the joining

Doctor :   if the broken bone
Doctor :   The physical examination is done to check it
User :   i was tld typical time is around one year
User :   but some one told there will be lot of complication while removing the bone
Doctor :   It also depends on the health status
User :   rod
Doctor :   There may not be lot of complications
User :   what will happen if we never remove the rod?

Doctor :   Which bone was the rod fixed
User :   left leg.. strait bone
Doctor :   See the healing of fracture does in three stages
Doctor :   one is inflammatory, which is first few days and next repair stage for few weeks
Doctor :   and then remodelling phase
Doctor :   Remodeling of the bone occurs slowly over months to years and is facilitated by mechanical stress placed on the bone.
Doctor :   bone is generally laid down where it is needed and taken of from where it is not needed. Adequate strength is typically achieved in 3 to 6 months.
Doctor :   This is normal happening after the fracture
Doctor :   and it also depends on the overall health status of the person too
User :   ok

User :   thanks a lot.. good info
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