My husband had surgery 1 year ago on his lower left leg due to a crush
injury, he had a metal rod and screws implanted. He is now experiencing
pain on the same side and says that he feels like his walk is off
balance. Could the rod implant have caused these other symptoms? What
are the most common long term effects of this type of surgery? Angelique
Answer: Dear Angelique,
Complications for rodding surgery
may include rod migration and problems with the nerves in the affected
limb. When problems arise it is important to visit the doctor so he/she
can examine the leg.
Depending on the diagnosis, rod
removal and/or replacement may be necesary.