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.
Not terrible. The pin typically is removed in the office by pulling on it. Occasionally, local anesthetic is given, but not usually. Usually, once it is loose and coming out on it's own, it is not very painful to remove.
Hurts - a little. If the pin was left with a portion outside of the skin (often with a little ball or cover on it) then it is usually removed in the office. There will be a little pain, similar to pulling a splinter out. There will be an initial, very short, pain, then a few seconds of a burning ache. It is usually very short, and less painful than the IV needed to go to sleep for removal.
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...