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Screws Pins Removed Ankle Bone Fill
Varies: It does vary in part on surgeons preference and also the nature of the bone and fracture involved. When the screw is removed, there is a hollow bone tunnel left where the screw was that slowly fills in with bone. In some situations, this can act as a stress riser to create a new fracture and that is the usual rationale for protecting some patients with a cast after screw removal. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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
Regarding ankle fracture, where on the ankle is the "posteromedial fracture fragment" (1 screw) and "posterolateral fracture fragment" (2 screws)?
Medial/ lateral: Medial is the inner side of the ankle, lateral the outer side. Posterior is towards the back. Hope it helps . ...Read more
Non-union ulnar [email protected], obl cut w/lag screw.On extnl usbone stimulator x7wks.When to do bone graft?What if graft doesn't take?
Yes: Are removal or orthopedic fixation devices (eg. Screws/plates), the bones remodel and fill in the defects left by the hardware. ...Read more
Fib tib break - 4 months since intermedullary rod and screws inserted. How easy to just remove screws above ankle? Think is affecting nerve endings.
Wrist replacement surgery 2015.Ulna tip removed ,Triquetrum and Scaphoid removed. It pop's,swollen,shooting pain?Don't live in same state as Dr anymor
Ask. And Receive..: The direct approach is best. Call your surgeon, explain your issues and listen to his recommendations. He may be able to refer you to a specialist in your area. If this is not fruitful, then call your insurance company for a list of providers in your area. HealthTap may have providers located in your new location. It is important to try to stay within the bounds of your insurance guidelines. ...Read more
12-16 weeks: It take some time longer than to healed it depends on the fractures. ...Read more
Medial malleolus broke, didnt heal, bone graph put in space, screwed in. Legs stiff, edge of bone not healed, surgery 6 month ago Is this all normal?
Stiff legs R not--: -related 2 Ur surgery. A non-union of a medial malleolus is a hard cookie 2 crumble., especially if the fragment is small. 4 any fracture primary healing is best. If not healed the fragment, fibrous tissue must B cleaned 2 bleeding bone. Same with the tibial surface, & grafting. 2nd time around is a more aggressive surgery & healing may not take place. Any NSAIDS suppresses bone formation. Gd luk ...Read more
Fractured 5th m.Tarsal 2x in 5 years, 3 surgeries, insert/remove screw (2yrs later) and remove 2nd fracture. Can sural nerve be repaired? Lots of pain
Yes can be repaired: U should see an orthopod who'll examine and investigate as necessary, to determine whether the pain is from the nerve injury or the fx, etc. The nerve if severed can certainly be repaired, probably afetr removing scar tissue, or if there is a neuroma ( nerve tumor) it can be removed as well, to reduce the pain. Good luck. ...Read more
Broke ankle thru. 2plates, 14 screws. 13 days cast and stitches removed. Sent home in tensor bandage. Is that normal?
Ankle fracture: Usually for an operated fractured ankle, there needs to be outside stability as well as internal stability around the fracture. This means a splint/cast until fracture healing is deemed satisfactory. It is different for all patients. If your physician felt your ankle fracture has healed satisfactorily enough, then it may be "normal". Please post more details if questions. Hope i helped! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arthroscopic ankle surgery week ago. removed floating fragment & tightened ligaments. In half splint. Feel pain when move ankle certain way. Normal?
Normal: to feel some discomfort after surgery a week post op. Gradually the pain will lessen and you should feel better, if not consult with your surgeon. ...Read more
Need surgery for broken tibia fibula 18days ago.Plate screw or rod which be better?Had ACL reconstruction&knee arthoscopy twice last year.Xray uplodd
When can I start walking without crutches after displaced fracture of tibia and fibula? I had CRIF surgery and IM nail + 3 screws inserted into tibia
Fracture : Depends on what time frame your doctor gave. Average 4-6 weeks ...Read more
"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally
do u think cast will heel up?
Probably: Fortunately the cuneiforms are pretty rigid with alot of soft tissue/capsular attachment that help form the midfoot. A cast should help to allow things to heal and ossify. This may predispose you to some midfoot pain/arthritis as you get older. A good arch support may help longterm. I'd let your orthopod determine if cast or boot or postop shoe is appropriate w/o seeing films. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ortho wants to do bone fusion surgery for nonunion fracture in navicular joint. Should I wear moon boot until surgery?
I has an ORIF procedure done on my right clavicle( collar Bone) using Titanium plates and 7 screws. Its healing now. Do I need to remove the plate ?
No hardware removal : You do not have to have the plate and screws removed unless they are prominent and rubbing on the skin or are causing pain. Routine plate and screw removal is not usually done because it requires a second surgery and there are holes in the bone where the screws were removed that may make it easier for the clavicle to fracture in the future. ...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
Displaced collarbone with a butterfly fracture wedged between, 12 mm overlap, 6 weeks later bone cutting the skin, best option, bone removal or plate?
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