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Thread: UFC boss: Anderson Silva could fight again before end of 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonesKnows View Post
    clearly you have missed my point. With the steel rod implace there will be no fear of a re-breaking it - thus there will be no reason for him to not throw leg kicks and head kicks with that leg.

    So good attempt though. THAT was cute, Son.
    The question that comes up often, is whether or not to remove the rod. The reason is, when you have metal on a bone that has been exposed to trauma, you can get a fracture right around the rod. The metal stiffens the bone, but it only does that in the immediate area that the rod is placed. The adjacent areas are not stiff, and are susceptible to additional fractures. In my experience, combat athletes benefit from having the rod removed. If you do remove it, you have to wait longer to fight because there will be screw holes and tunnels that will have to fill in and heal. If Anderson gets rod placement, and he takes 4-5 months to heal, and then elects to have the rod removed, that will add several more months to his hiatus, not to mention rehab. If it's really close to his ankle, it might not be rodded, they may choose to use a plate and screws.

    It may strengthen part it is attached to, but this article says the bones around the rod may be more susceptible to fractures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by initial_zen View Post
    It may strengthen part it is attached to, but this article says the bones around the rod may be more susceptible to fractures.
    I know riders who have titanium rods that have re-broken bones where the screws enter the bone, and it happened with less of an impact than the original break.

    metal to bone doesn't make the limb stronger, it just makes the limb as strong as they can. a steel shaft might make the center of his shin stronger, but it's going to come at the expense of increased weakness at the graft points.

    If that rattan transplant is ever approved for humans, that has potential for craziness, as the bone literally grows over the graft.

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    Mirko Cro Cop says Anderson Silva post-injury 'will never be the same fighter'
    "Many people ask me, what motivates me?" Filipovic mused. "I'm 39 already, and how long (do) I still think to fight? I don't know. I said many times that any fight could be my last one. And it's [like that] for everyone. Just remember what happened to Anderson Silva, that terrible injury he got. Unbelievable. Boom, completely broken."

    Filipovic is of course referencing the horrific broken leg Silva suffered in the second round of his rematch against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 168. Weidman checked a hard leg kick early in the round, and the resulting impact caused Silva to gruesomely break his left fibula and tibia in-cage and subsequently lose the bout via TKO.

    The 38-year-old former champion has made surprisingly great strides since suffering the injury, posting videos of himself walking unassisted and even grappling on social media.

    Though while Silva appears determined to return to the cage, as a man nearing 40 himself, Filipovic can't help but hold his own doubts about the feasibly of such a comeback.

    "I heard, thank God, he's recovering, but it'll always leave a scar in his mind, and even physically," Filipovic said. "He will never be the same fighter. He'll never. I really like and respect and admire him, but I don't think he will ever be 100-percent the old Anderson Silva. It was a terrible injury. He'll always start thinking, what if it happens again? But that's the name of the game. You cannot avoid it. Sometimes it just happens."

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