Just got the nail down the middle of the tibia done two weeks ago. Previous plate and screws removed. Told to get aggressive with putting weight on it right away, no boot, no cast. This thing is finally going straight since June 15 of last year. Leg feels totally different now that the metal's gone. Knee is still tender because of the displacement required to insert the nail from the top. A good knee tensor and Robert's your father's brother. I'll never take walking normally for granted again.