2 weeks ago now I broke my tib/fib. I was wearing my CTI2 brace and it broke right around the base of the brace. My leg was going into a hyperextension postion and the knee brace stopped and the end of my leg didn't. So I had no knee or ankle damage. It was a compund fracture and they inserted a rod in my tibia. 2 weeks later it feels pretty good. No real pain and I am only taking some motrin once in a while. My question is what are the pro's and cons of taking the rod back out? Will my insurance cover that? Obviously breaking the same leg again would be bad with the rod in. I know there are plenty of differing opinions about the braces. Personally everyone one I have spoke to tells me that it is better to have broken this then my knee, but I know there are many different opinions on the subject. I have two friends that have had major knee injuries and they have told me that they wished they did what I did.