I need a TKA however I have an existing femoral rod (since 1999) and have been warned that I would be at a high risk for fracture above the knee. I also previously had a rod in my femur from 1971 to 1973. I had that rod removed and later broke my femur a second time in 1999 requiring the current rod.
I am now a high functioning 65 year old male however my knee needs the TKA. One suggestion has been removal of the rod and later after healing do the TKA. Suggestions?? Anyone else been in this situation??