Will a tibia rod crack?


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Old 04-28-22, 07:50 PM
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Will a tibia rod crack?

I have a titanium rod down my shin from a nasty break 5 years ago. The area of the break is very noticeable. I was playing in the yard with my dog and stoved my leg on a small mound and now it hurts to walk and it's swollen around the area of the old break. Yes I know go to hospital but my question is could the old break have re broken/cracked around the rod and it's keeping it in place?
 
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Old 04-28-22, 09:56 PM
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Bones don't break again in the same place due to the way they heal. That said, the healing process does create a weak spot near the original break where a new break becomes more likely. So, you very well could have broken the bone in that general area again.
 
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