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Does it hurt when a k-wire is removed?

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Dr. R. Jan Gurley
Internal Medicine

In brief: Hopefully not

Ask your doctor! bones are one of the areas of the body that are very hard to make numb.
Just giving that medicine hurts & even afterward, there is a kind of deep bone ache that happens with manipulating bones. For that reason, sometimes your entire arm/leg/etc. Will be made numb with regional anesthesia. Your doctor will do all she can to safely minimize the hurt.

In brief: Hopefully not

Ask your doctor! bones are one of the areas of the body that are very hard to make numb.
Just giving that medicine hurts & even afterward, there is a kind of deep bone ache that happens with manipulating bones. For that reason, sometimes your entire arm/leg/etc. Will be made numb with regional anesthesia. Your doctor will do all she can to safely minimize the hurt.
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