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Could I Still Dance After Having A Screw Put In My Foot
What to do if I had 7 screws put in my feet in june 2012 I am still having pain and now I have a rash on my foot that will n?
See a doctor: many things could be happening including loosening of the screws creating irritation ...Read more
I had surgery on my foot to get 3 plates and 20 screws from my foot. It's been weeks but my foot still hurts what can I do to make it better ?
Heavy metal: That's a lot of hardware for a foot, so it sounds like you either sustained a serious injury with multiple fractures, or you had major reconstruction. Removal of hardware is usually an attempt to treat residual pain, but it is not always successful. Arthritis, scar tissue, and neuritis can still persist. May need more physical therapy or more aggressive pain management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tore all ligaments in my foot and dislocated the bones, had surgery and screw put all back in place, how long should I expect to heal?
I stepped on a deck screw about a week ago. I have had the tetanus shot update and yesterday I was put on Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg 2x/day and now I noticed that I now have a very itchy red streak from the wound point in my foot to the side if my arch, i
Lymphangitis: Lymphangitis is a condition in which the lymphatic system has become infected (usually a streptococcal infection) , resulting in red streaks which form from the primary lesion. Treatment consists of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication and pain management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical Standards: "Retained hardware (733.99) (including plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws used for fixation) is not disqualifying if fractures are healed, ligaments are stable, there is no pain, and it is not subject to easy trauma.Current devices, including, but not limited to silastic or titanium, implanted to correct orthopedic abnormalities (V43), are disqualifying." See: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Screws are generally left in place after bunion surgery. Sometimes the screw head is prominent and can be irritated by shoes. Occasionally, even after the bone is healed, there can be a vague aching sensation. This is because the screw and bone flex differently. These would be cases where you would want to consider removal. This is often done through a small incision under local anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers