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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 ?

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 more

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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?

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?

Your surgeon: Can best answer this. We don't know the extent of your injury by the info given. But, your looking at at 6-8 weeks at minimum. ...Read more

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Will getting titanium/metal screws in my foot disqualify me from the army?

Will getting titanium/metal screws in my foot disqualify me from the army?

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 more

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Can 2 screws in my foot set off a metal detector?

Can 2 screws in my foot set off a metal detector?

No, because: Titanium is a special metal that will not set off the airport detectors. ...Read more

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Do i need to get the screw taken out of my foot from my bunion surgery?

Do i need to get the screw taken out of my foot from my bunion surgery?

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 more

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