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Old 03-05-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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Pain in past broken ulna with plate & screws

Six years ago I broke my ulna sparring in karate. I had surgery to repair it & they used a metal plate and 6 screws. The hardware is still in my arm. Occassionally over the years I will experience a little dull pain either with rainy weather or if i lift/pull something heavy in an awkward way. However for the last 2 days I have had an ache in my arm that is constant, dull, and really kind of freaking me out. It has become so bad this evening that I have taken a Vicodin, and have a heating pad on it...waiting to see if it works. Anyone with a similar experience? Any thoughts and/or advice?
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Re: Pain in past broken ulna with plate & screws

I just had the hardware installed on my ulna last month.

I asked my Orthopedic surgeon about the long-term effects of having the hardware in. He said some people never have problems and that others need to come in and have it removed. He indicated it really is individual by person and that there really isn't a certain time frame for when problems begin occuring. It might be that you are to the point you need to go back for a consult with your doctor.
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