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How Painful Is It To Get A Metal Plate Removed From The Leg
Yes, if problematic: Hardware is not routinely removed unless it becomes problematic from either a symptom causing standpoint (patient complaint of pain or discomfort) or from a surgeon standpoint (hardware in way of future surgery, at or near a joint and thus confounding advanced imaging [mri], or at risk for breakage). ...Read more
I feel a screw protruding slightly from the bottom of a plate inserted to repair a trimalleolar fracture. Is it possible to have that one screw removed or must all the hardware come out?
I have a very painful bone spur on the outside of my left foot. It is painful to touch, and wear shoes. How is a good way to get rid of it.
Surgey: It dose have moderate pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I have a compressed nerve in my foot due to scar tissue from and ankle sprain how is it treated and what is the recovery time?
Neuroma: After trauma to the ankle and foot there can develop a scar in the small nerves that becomes very painful. When this scar is on the sole of the foot or in the small spaces between the toes, or in the location of the tendons and joints, there can be considerable discomfort and disability. A good foot specialist (podiatrist) can help with management. Surgery may just cause more problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had a volar plate arthroplasty. Had pin inserted in finger. After a month, the pin is coming out. How painful is it to remove the pin and how is?
Not very: We pull pins out of the body all of the time in the office. After a month the pin will be very loose. We will grab the pin with a needle driver or pliers, wiggle and pull it out. It will usually bleed for a few seconds. Not worry, you will be fine and good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What type of doctor treats paronychia of the fingernails? Would that same doctor be able to treat a loosened large toe nail? The toe nail was injured on a lava rock and is barely attached. Will it grow back if removed or falls off? Would like to see the s
I am having a temporary plate removed from my clavicle, how big is the incision to remove the plate?
Is it possible to just have a spinal for removal of a titanuim rod and screws in femur? Having surgery to remove them soon and I rather be awake
Perhaps: It's a possible option to discuss with your anesthesiologist. Not everyone is a good candidate. I had this done myself because I have so much trouble with post operative nausea. I had the spinal and then had a light sedative so I could nap. Operating rooms are noisy, chilly with a whole lot of stuff going on that I really didn't need to hear. It was a good option for me. Good luck. ...Read more
How hard is it to get titanuim rod and screws out of femur? Is there statistic on it it breaking the bone again on removal? Had it 8 months
Fairly easy: The screws could strip but in general come out easily. The rod is then pulled out in general that too comes out easily. There is always a risk of fracturing the bone but in my experiencethe rods come out very smoothly good luck discuss with your ortho ...Read more
I had a volar plate arthroplasty. Had pin inserted in finger. After a month, the pin is coming out. How painful is it to remove the pin?
Not very: Pulling out the pin is not painless, but it is not very painful. While I have not experienced this myself, my patients tell me that is an unusual feeling like something is being pulled out. It only takes a few seconds, and numbing the finger with an injection is far more painful. Don't worry about the pin pulling. Focus on your therapy. ...Read more
Osteotomy first metatarsal can the staple work its way loose and how easy would it be to remove? Location of staple now protrudes and causes pain.
What is the worst thing that can happen to my arm with a metal plate if I got electrocuted? Should I go to the ER?
Need more info: What do you mean electrocuted? Regardless of the metal plate in your arm you could die depending on the voltage. You could also get a severe burn and if you have a pacemaker it might affect that adversely. If you are still alive and breathing when "electrocuted" get to an ER ASAP. ...Read more
Toenail cracked all the way across but still in place. Should it be bandaged or removed? This from an injury.
Is it okay for a broken leg to be healing with the bones not aligned? There is a big gap where it was a spiral and the bones are sitting wonky
No: If the bones have not been aligned, then they will heal improperly and permanently malaligned. You should get that looked at by an orthopedic surgeon, have x-rays done, and then have them aligned as soon as possible. ...Read more
Is it safe to get scar tissue removed from the anterior of you knee? What color is scar tissue on a mri? Please help I am in so much pain
White or dark: You really need to discuss this with your orthopedist that specializes in knees. This way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more
How to get a ring off, when your fingers are swollen? Is it standerd to remove a ring when putting a splint on?
Cold: Usually cold water does the job. If not check with your doc. ...Read more
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