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Plate And Screws In Ankle
After it's healed: Surgical hardware is not usually removed unless it is causing a problem like pain, infection, or cosmetics. There are other things as well but they are not routinely removed. Once the bone is healed completely, then you can talk with your doctor about possible removal of hardware. ...Read more
Have 6 screws and a plate in r foot from lisfranc fusion. Have pain and X-ray shows one screw digging a groove in neighboring bone. What options?
Painful Hardware: If the surgery was over a year ago, and the joint appears to have fused, removal of the hardware would probably be the best option. If it was fairly recent or it never fused (non-union), may need to give it some more time and/or use a bone simulator. If it is a nonunion, sometimes revision is necessary (removal of hardware and replacement with new hardware after preparing fusion site again). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: But may be close to a peripheral nerve, and potential of irritation from instrumentation or perhaps scarring. You may have initially injured a nerve, and the tingling is a sign of regeneration. Your surgeon can check this out, but likely not a major threat or issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke both tibia ad fibula just above the ankle joint and dislocated my ankle. Surgery three months ago fixed the bones with a plate and five screws in one and three screws in the other. I still cannot bear weight on the affected foot and when I try I g
Healed?: I suspect if you still can't bear weight that the bones have not healed or have shifted in a way that causes pain. You need to see your orthopaedic surgeon for x-rays and an evaluation. Make sure they review your injury and the current state o healing with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If one had a growth plate fracture in the fibula and it stunt fibula growth but tibia unaffected,could the tibia in the leg become too long for fibula?
Pediatric fractures: The tibia will continue grow which will cause an angular deformity. The person ankle will turn outward. ...Read more
Bayonet apposition of complete fractured radius and ulna under arm cast as seen in xray both bones are in parallel position, would it heal?
Yes : As i told you before it would be best if this were treated operatively but yes it will most probably heal but with some loss of function/ length / motion ect also check vit d level as if it is low then healing will be negatively impacted. ...Read more
Broke my fibula and tore ligaments in my ankle. Had surgery (with a titanium plate and connector between my fib and tib). What's recovery time like?
Having feelings of crushing and tearing pain i arm and shoulder. Plate and screws were put in to repair fracture of ball joint. Is this typical?
Not neccessarily: You may need xray and evaluation to ensure that the screws and repair are in place. ...Read more
If I have avn of the talus navicular in my foot should I have the joint fused with a bone graph and screws?
Hardware: Can go either way. Depends on if the hardware is bothersome after you heal the fracture. Plates and screws are used to hold the bones in place til the fracture heals. Once healed, the hardware is useless... Consult your doc if you feel you want the hardware removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
12-16 weeks: It take some time longer than to healed it depends on the fractures. ...Read more
Have severe pain in right foot. Possible loose screw and cyst growing in 2nd toe. 6 screws+1 plate lisfranc joint fused. What can be done? Mri on fri
Non displaced spiral fracture of fibula and dislocated ankle. 9 screws and a plate. can walk on it relatively pain free 3 weeks post op. Bad idea??
Sounds like: a big operation for serious injury. Pain free ambulation at 3 weeks is pretty good progress. Because of extent of injury and surgical procedure, it is impossible to give advice here. Ask your ortho surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more
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