I’ve had a metal rod in my arm for 10 years, now I want it removed?
Hello. If any doctor is willing to help me with answering this question, I would be really happy. So back when I was 7 years old,like a month before turning 8, I broke my left arm,right before the elbow, the incision is like 6 cm long, for which I had undergone a surgery for and a metal rod was put there to hold the bone in place. The thing is that I had to go 2 years later and get the rod removed, which I didn’t cause at the time I was really scared that they would need to amputate my arm , I know pretty funny, but I was playing violent games from an early age. Years passed and I didn’t really mind the metal rod, didn’t feel it or anything. Starting 18 I started having some minor pain there after I ve forced myself with some weights,push ups and things such as that. Now I’m 19 and I really want to go get it removed, since I am still feeling some minor pain and I cant force myself with weights or sports too much anymore and I also started having nightmares about it. What I would like to know is if it is still possible, if it is done quickly under local anesthesia or general anesthesia,a little bit harder and how long it would take to heal. Appreciate the help.