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    Femur IM Rod and Femur Rod Removal Info

    I recently had my femur rod removed and I remember having lots of questions before, during and after surgery. I am fully recovered and recently had the rod removed. My surgery was due to a leg length discrepancy (they shortened my left femur) but obviously very close to having a traumatic break of the bone - minus the extreme trauma of some accidents!

    Anyway, if anyone is going through this you can post here and I'll do my best to answer any questions as I can relate to them.

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    Re: Femur IM Rod and Femur Rod Removal Info

    Ummmm....OUCH?

    Sorry...not very helpful, nor a question...just my first impression.
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    Re: Femur IM Rod and Femur Rod Removal Info

    Cool!

    How tall are you now?

    I'd need them to add 4" to both legs so my height would fit my weight...

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    Re: Femur IM Rod and Femur Rod Removal Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Cool!

    How tall are you now?

    I'd need them to add 4" to both legs so my height would fit my weight...
    Now THAT's funny!

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    Re: Femur IM Rod and Femur Rod Removal Info

    How far off were you?
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    Re: Femur IM Rod and Femur Rod Removal Info

    I WAS 6'1'' so I guess I had a little to spare. I'm basically the same height. I was walking around crooked anyway!

    Yes, it hurt a significant amount. My muscles screamed "***!!!" after I woke up from anesthesia. Quad muscle spasms really suck.

    I was 28mm short in the right leg. The Surgeon gave me the option to lengthen my short leg but the idea of scaffolding slowly stretching my bone a millimeter a day kinda turned me off.

    I'm 26 and in a pretty decent shape. I decided now was the time since I have health insurance and I'm young enough still to heal pretty quickly.

    The plus side is I can relate to my dad and his friends when they all complain about body aches, surgeries and getting old etc..

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    Re: Femur IM Rod and Femur Rod Removal Info

    Quote Originally Posted by roxzor View Post
    I'm 26 and in a pretty decent shape. I decided now was the time since I have health insurance and I'm young enough still to heal pretty quickly.
    You must be married. I found I couldn't even think about having any serious work done until my wife was out of school, found a job, and we got insurance through her. An unfortunate catch 22 is that while I was working, I got insurance...but I couldn't have anything done, because...I WAS WORKING! If I left my job to have any issues taken care of...no more insurance. That is why I'm taking care of two issues now, while I can, and maybe move on to others later on. At least the worse problems will be behind me.

    Good luck with the recovery. Young or not, that isn't something I would want to go through! With that much hardware, you need the nickname Terminator!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxzor View Post
    The plus side is I can relate to my dad and his friends when they all complain about body aches, surgeries and getting old etc..
    Hope it only aches for a while!

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    My entire response to this unbelievable surgery is, Holy C**P!!
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    Re: Femur IM Rod and Femur Rod Removal Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Cool!

    How tall are you now?

    I'd need them to add 4" to both legs so my height would fit my weight...
    I was thinking my wife could have this done so she could ride a larger bike. Maybe a new vendor opportunity on ST-Owners? "Leg Extension Surgery...group buy!"

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