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1/11/2019 7:08 PM

Just had this taken out of my Femur a few days ago.
Nice bit of hardware..lol
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1/11/2019 7:11 PM

Damn dude. Hows it feel since its out? Broke my collarbone and knee a few months ago. Im already tired of these 3 plates rubbing my muscles all weird.

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1/11/2019 7:32 PM

Had the same thing taken out over 20 years ago, it was a relief for sure especially in the hip area. Just the rod they didn’t use screws.

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1/11/2019 7:37 PM

Hard to know how it feels as I’m still limping about.
Quite a lot of blood loss the first day when they changed the gauze. Had me up and walking the next day.
Still painful around the entry point (top of the leg, hip area) causing me to limp.
Only been a few days, but improving everyday.
The removal is a cakewalk compared to the initial surgery, in terms of pain and recovery.
Almost exactly one year from the initial surgery, and the doc said it was already quite difficult to remove, the surgery took a bit longer than expected.

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1/11/2019 7:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2019 7:44 PM

tempura wrote:

Just had this taken out of my Femur a few days ago.
Nice bit of hardware..lol
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I for one thing you did the best thing by far. I still have mine in from 1993. they suggested i have it removed around a year after the surgery but just kept putting it off. they told me it can cause my leg to break if i fall wrong when i get older because the bones will be brittle. oh well, its a little late now.

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1/11/2019 7:49 PM

tempura wrote:

Just had this taken out of my Femur a few days ago.
Nice bit of hardware..lol
Photo

barnett468 wrote:

I for one thing you did the best thing by far. I still have mine in from 1993. they suggested i have it removed around a year ...more

My surgeon was adamant I should get it removed as soon as possible, so I just went with it.
Like you, I didn’t want to go through it all again, but listened to the doc.

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1/11/2019 8:02 PM

Thank you for sharing; I saw your earlier post indicating you were holding off on riding until the removal was done. My story and why I’m interested: As a young expert I decided that I’d take my Dads new 83 XL600 out for a spin at dusk. Car turns in front of me, break right femur. Doesn’t heal so well. Traction instead of rod.
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35 years later I tear a meniscus and Dr says I need to get the femur straight before working on knee. So in September I get leg rebrokem and rodded to straighten. Photo.
My Dr said to remove in 5 years not 1.
I’ve been riding my bicycle and CRF250x (estart) once but don’t have the leg strength to start my CR500. Or really the nerve right now.
I’d be interested to hear how you progress.

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1/11/2019 8:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2019 8:06 PM

I've had metal in my leg for 11 years now. Damn I'm getting old.

Always wondered what it'd be like to get it taken out, but I have no issues with my ankle so I shouldn't risk it.

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1/11/2019 8:09 PM

KurtJ99 wrote:

Thank you for sharing; I saw your earlier post indicating you were holding off on riding until the removal was done. My story ...more

5 years seems a long time. I’m not sure they would have been able to remove mine after 5 years, after just one year it was becoming difficult.
Here’s mine pre removal. I was informed the healing couldn’t have gone much better.
Yes you’re right, my surgeon was also quite adamant I shouldn’t ride until removal. Should I have crashed on that leg again with that stiff rod in there, I could be in a world of trouble (his words).

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1/11/2019 8:11 PM

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1/11/2019 8:48 PM

kb228 wrote:

Damn dude. Hows it feel since its out? Broke my collarbone and knee a few months ago. Im already tired of these 3 plates ...more

Collarbone isn’t bad at all, got a 6” plate and 6 screws taken out and was completely fine right after. I was sketched out thinking it would feel super weird but we left the hospital and went to dinner and I was 100% fine the next day.

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1/13/2019 10:29 AM

This is what they shoved inside my right femur back in 1985 and then the left in1986. Same hospital 9 months apart.
I made sure they saved them for me when removed in 1990. Stainless steel and yes they caused pain but the doctor never believed me. Removal with a slide hammer pulling on the top threads! The pain was caused by bone marrow on top of the rod. Photo

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