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Pain in legs, chills. Rod inserted in femur. Can it be removed and how long will it take to heal?

Is it possible to remove a rod from your femur after 13 years, and if yes how do they do it as far as how is it pulled out? How long is recovery time and is it painful recovery? How long till I can walk & run again? I am experiencing some real nasty pain in my leg like a coldness or something of that nature, what is it? I pray nothing serious! I have 3 children including a newborn whom I breastfeed .
Sat, 29 Mar 2014
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i would suggest you to get a fresh x ray and show it to orthopaedic surgeon. He will be able to tell if nail removal is possible. There are chances that calcium has formed over nail so removal of nail is not easy. If nail removal is done without any complication then you walk from 3rd day.I can not say if removal of nail will take care of your all symptoms, it can only be tell by surgeon examination.
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