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Are there risks if titanium rod not replaced??

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  • Posted By: boxermom76
  • June 5, 2013
  • 00:19 AM

My wife had a titanium rod put in her right thigh roughly 14-15 yrs ago. She told me it should have been changed out years ago. For the last 6 months or so,she limps when getting out of bed or when it was really cold during the winter. She has anxiety when it comes to going to doctors and refuses to get it checked. She also is fearful of surgery and because of work, says she doesnt have time to be out.

Are there any dangers of not having this looked at? I am building my case lol

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  • My wife had a titanium rod put in her right thigh roughly 14-15 yrs ago. She told me it should have been changed out years ago. For the last 6 months or so,she limps when getting out of bed or when it was really cold during the winter. She has anxiety when it comes to going to doctors and refuses to get it checked. She also is fearful of surgery and because of work, says she doesnt have time to be out.Are there any dangers of not having this looked at? I am building my case lolNOPE! In fact I think she would be better off without it. I still cannot walk without excruciating pain..The likelihood is that the screws came loose and are cutting into her muscles. I am having the things taken out. Bone growth is stimulated by removal of hardward..I have had lots of it removed from many knee surgeries..It will hurt like crazy at first as they have to cut through the muscles but ultimately she will feel a LOT better. I am seeing a Flagstaff trauma surgeon on Wednesday and hope that he takes it out soon....I cannot afford to be in a wheelchair the rest of my life moving from bedroom to bathroom and limping so terribly badly...GO FOR IT!
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