Femur rodding involves threading a metal rod within
the femur shaft in order to strengthen bone, correct deformities, and prevent
repeated fractures. The rod can be non-expanding or expanding. A telescoping
rod that can elongate with bone growth is used in children.
- Leg surgery
- Femur surgery
procedure for rodding
Treated with Femur Rodding:
Femur rodding is utilized in cases of brittle bone
disease and femur fractures that are not healing properly.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical
alternatives to femur rodding.
with Femur Rodding:
Femur rodding is performed under general anesthesia,
which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the
Complications from Femur Rodding:
Possible risks following femur rodding include
bleeding, infection, rod migration, nonunion, nerve damage, inadequate blood
supply and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to
require replacement rodding surgery, to experience continued fractures and to
require a splint or light weight cast.
after Femur Rodding:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
femur rodding is good.
from Femur Rodding:
Total recovery from
femur rodding takes four to six weeks.