... Thought I'd give an update after I had the metal removed for those interested. Bottom line, removal of the metal resulted in an immediate and significant reduction in pain on the outside of the ankle. ... (3 replies)
... You'll read varying degrees of differences when people begin weight bearing after hardware removal surgery. I think it's very individual, how much hardware, your pain tolerance, etc. ... (9 replies)
... thanks to lemieuxx66 for posting info about your experience, im 4 days post-op form hardware removal, dont know medical terms the way you do, just know that i had a 2" inch screw that came loose from a 20 year old injury and it was ruining my life, after 3 years of suffering, i finally went to a ortho surgeon and he wanted to remove that very week, but i waited and put off for... (9 replies)
... I'm going in on Tuesday to have hardware removed from a triple arthrodesis as it's causing the infection in the incision site. ... (9 replies)
... an open access directly to the bone. A bone infection could be very serious. I would rather my doctor be over cautious then not cautious enogh. I was able bear weight as tolerated. I wore a surgical shoes on the foot. ... (10 replies)
... Can anyone tell me anything about this procedure. Will I have a lot of pain, will I be able to put weight on the foot after surgery, or anything you have on this. ... (4 replies)
... I have screws in the talas and the fibula and tibula. I also have a plate in there but I am not sure if he is taking the plate out.
How long were you non-weight bearing? Also, will I need the boot after the surgery or will I be able to wear shoes? I was told by my doctor I could travel back home after the surgery but he did not say anything about non-weight bearing and... (3 replies)
... The hardware is designed to be able to stay in for good. Since there are many shapes and they are fit individually to the fractures some do cause pain. ... (3 replies)
... ck. My wife gets a raw deal and the lion's share of the burden when it comes to being a caretaker for me. I think she is more excited about my upcoming fixator removal surgery in January than I am. ... (39 replies)
... You are indeed the lucky one! But an inspiration as well!! I know the pain in the "joint" is from the hardware as there is no joint anymore...and your right, my Dr did say he wanted the holes in my bone to be able to heal without chance of fracture... ... (8 replies)
... op from the removal of hardware in my right foot and ankle. ... (5 replies)
... ORIf, Mid foot fusion x2, hardware removal, and toe nail matrix removal. So now, I'm 9 days post op and having some odd things going on. ... (1 replies)
... ured my lisfranc on Oct 11,2010. After many xrays and MRIs they found a 5mm gap in my left foot. I had surgery to repair it with 3 screws and a cast 12 weeks non weight bearing and removal of hardware. I am walking now but with a limp and my foot and ankle are still really swollen. ... (2 replies)
... Hello fellow windsurfer,
i had a similar accident while windsurfing. Fractures on 2,3 and 4 with dislocation on 1. I am now 5weeks post op with hard cast feeling better. I am looking for info on long term effect experinces and recovery times. You have not posted after feb 09 and I'm just curious on how are you doing now and if you are back in the water or snowboarding.
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... I was in a car accident last May and sustained a fractured left ankle and lisfranc fracture to multplie joints of the MTs in the rt foot. ... (0 replies)
... pins, and put some weight down. I guess I just thought I would start walking...but from what I have read all day that's not going to be the case. ... (32 replies)
... broke the calcaneous, dislocated the ankle and shattered the talus. ... (3 replies)
... I stay in a hard cast for 8 weeks. At this appointment a fracture I had sustained in my ankle was missed. I was put in a dark blue cast and sent home with a pair of crutches. I was told to show up in 2 weeks for a check up. ... (32 replies)
... I was looking back at my old posts and I'd like to repost one that I made in Feb 2006, five months after surgery.
From what I've read from your posts, you are scheduled for surgery today. Good luck. I wish I got to repond to you sooner to give some support since it looks like we are in the same boat - but 5 months apart.
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... until sutures removed and then hopefully a light weight fiberglass in the color of your choice. You will absolutely need pain killers and don't be shy... ... (17 replies)