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Fibula Rodding

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Fibula Rodding

What is Fibula Rodding?

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. 

Also Known As: 

  • Leg surgery
  • Fibula surgery
  • Osteogenesis surgery
  • Bailey-Dubow rodding
  • Sofield procedure for rodding
  • Fragmentation rodding
  • Intramedullary rodding 

Conditions Treated with Fibula Rodding:

Fibula rodding is utilized in cases of brittle bone disease and fibula fractures that are not healing properly.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Fibula Rodding:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to fibula rodding.

Anesthesia with Fibula Rodding:

Fibula rodding is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential 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. 

Prognosis after Fibula Rodding: 

The prognosis for a positive end result following fibula rodding is good. 

Recovery from Fibula Rodding:

Total recovery from fibula rodding takes four to six weeks. 

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