Fibula rodding involves threading a metal rod within
the fibula 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
procedure for rodding
Treated with Fibula Rodding:
Fibula rodding is utilized in cases of brittle bone
disease and fibula fractures that are not healing properly.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical
alternatives to fibula rodding.
with Fibula Rodding:
Fibula rodding is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from Fibula Rodding:
Possible risks following fibula 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 Fibula Rodding:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
fibula rodding is good.
from Fibula Rodding:
Total recovery from
fibula rodding takes four to six weeks.