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Hardware: What is exchange nailing?
This is an operation during which the original
intramedullary nail is removed and exhanged for a larger diameter implant. The reason for
this would be nonunion of the original fractured bone.
There is the posibility that I might have to go though this. How long is the recovery time? I do not feel any pain at this "break" sight, I have a muscle and skin gragh at the same area, all in the lower leg. I was told I could keep all my "hardware" at first. My injuries are about 8 months old now. I have a rod in the femur also. 3 screws were removed 3 weeks ago to hopefully help stimulate the lower bone. I have more pain in the knee area now, is that due to "the bone bleeds from having the screws removed"? Thankyou for your help.
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