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... Screw removal is no big deal, I had it done twice for 2 different procedures. But, in should be done in a outpatient surgery center for infection control reasons. ... (9 replies)
... not in his office. Remember as patients we are in charge, you do not have to have this done in his office or under local.Simply tell him you wish to schedule the removal at the surgery center or hospital under genereal anesthesia. My own doctor actually made me feel bad for wanting to do this. ... (9 replies)
... Sorry, I'm new here and am looking for detailed info on hardware removal because I'm having just 1 of my 4 screws removed in a few more weeks, and I'm REALLY nervous! ... (9 replies)

Hardware Removal
Jan 3, 2011
... I am 3 weeks post hardware removal surgery from a 1st MTP fusion and still experiencing pain. ... (6 replies)
Hardware Removal
Sep 11, 2008
... Can anyone tell me what hardware removal is like? ... (8 replies)
Bunion surgery
Jan 22, 2016
... would take out the screws and plate. I also have a very long large screw that was put in there to hold up my arch. As the bone is completely healed he said the hardware has done its job. I also have two plates and 8 screws in outside of my heel where he created an arch. ... (5 replies)
Bunion surgery
Jan 22, 2016
... I had the same Lapidus bunion surgery 6 years ago on my other foot and it healed very nicely. By six months I was running and my foot was totally healed and lovely. ... (5 replies)
Bunion surgery
Jan 22, 2016
... l you all the excercises they had me do. I am 6 months and I still do the exercises. I am right now dealing with a bad scar on the top of the foot and possible hardware removal. ... (5 replies)
... Hi, All went well! I'm going to write some detail in the event that other's go through this. There is very little on the boards about screw/hardware removal. Mine was in hospital at HSS in NYC. Total time was about 1 1/2 hours. I had an epidural and a fabulous anesthesiologist who also loves to travel. My OS was running late in the ER due to his first surgery so we were in... (9 replies)
... Hi, I'm glad to hear that we were both told the same for the recovery timeframe. Also very happy to hear that it's a quick procedure. I've been watching some video's online - it's actually quite interesting how they get to the screws and remove them. I don't have any metal plates but several very large screws. Two big ones at my heel that have stuck out since the... (6 replies)
... From what I've read on here, hardware removal isn't done till about a year out and only if it's bothering you. I'd certainly question his procedures and expertise. A second opinion would be in order. ... (14 replies)
Hardware Removal
Sep 11, 2008
... I know it is unusual, but after both my bunion removals, I did not need any pain medication. ... (8 replies)
Hardware Removal
Sep 11, 2008
... After my bunion removal many years ago, I had the screw removed and was walking on it with the surgical sandle right afterwards. ... (8 replies)
Hardware Removal
Aug 23, 2008
... Hi I had bunion surgery in January (MPJ fusion w. titantium plate and screw). I was in to see my ortho yesterday for follow up (and because the hardware has been bothering me). According to the xray, my toe is completely fused so my body no longer needs the hardware. I can feel it (twinges, pain in a shoe or when resting my foot on the side in bed/while exercising). The... (4 replies)
Hardware Removal
Aug 20, 2008
... I had an external fixation device removed after bunion surgery. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks for the response Jean, Sounds like yours was a little more complicated b/c you had plates and wires... I only have two screws...Did you say that you had to take out the internal hardware after 3 1/2 months? And after you took it out you walked fine? Does that mean I do not need to bring crutches with me the day I take my screws out? Lol. I get a little confused so I... (9 replies)
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... Hi I'm glad I came across this site. I had bunion surgery six weeks ago by a highly recommended orthopedic surgeon. ... (9 replies)
... I had my bunionectomy under local, although, as the time grew nearer I asked to have a sedative just before going in so they gave me pethadine which relaxed me although I was still awake - I just felt like I was 'stoned'. I had my discman with me and felt no anxiety at all, I was not even distressed by all the sounds - I just turned the music up real loud when the noisy parts... (16 replies)
... ery.The second surgery he did local because it was only removing the hardware.Monday he is doing my left with just local. I know I did not like the local for the hardware removal . I hope it is ok. Anyone had this done? ... (16 replies)


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