removing a rod and pins from a bone : LUSENET : About Joints : One Thread

I broke my shin bone 1 1/2 years ago. There is a rod from my knee to my ankle with a pin slightly below my knee and one in my ankle. I am an athletic person and still have discomfort when i try to jog. The pins bother me, both with changes in weather and when they get bumped. When I jog, the part of the rod extending into my knee is uncomfortable to the point that i have to stop.

Is this normal after the time that has elapsed? The doctor says everything has healed normally. What are the pros and cons about getting them removed? Tamara

-- Tamara Redmond (, March 24, 2003


Have the rod removed. You will feel much better.

-- Marc Hungerford, M.D. (, June 30, 2003.

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