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Humerus rodding

Humerus rodding

Humerus rodding: Humerus rodding is surgery to thread a metal rod within the shaft of the humerus (upper arm bone) to strengthen the bone and prevent repeated fractures and correct deformities. Rods may be non-expanding and expanding, in which a telescoping rod is used that can elongate with bone growth (in children).

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Humerus rodding

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Humerus rodding:

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease)
  • Adult humerus fractures not healing well

Anesthetic Requirements for Humerus rodding

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Humerus rodding may include:

Procedure Complications: Humerus rodding

Possible surgical complications of Humerus rodding may include:

  • Replacement rodding surgery
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Continued fractures
  • Fractures past the rod
  • Intraoperative bone fracture
  • Rod migration
  • Nonunion
  • Inadequate blood supply through bone
  • Nerve damage through bone
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Lightweight cast
  • Splint

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Humerus rodding

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good; however, there are many postoperative considerations for the patient.

Humerus rodding: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Humerus rodding: Four to six weeks.

Humerus rodding: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Humerus rodding) include:

  • Intramedullary rodding
  • Fragmentation rodding
  • Sofield procedure for rodding
  • Bailey-Dubow rodding

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