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Old 03-13-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
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recovery period after removing screws from ankle

how long is the recovery period after removing screws from anckle?

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Old 03-14-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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Re: recovery period after removing screws from ankle

It may depend on the number of screws, location etc. but my experience was removal of one large screw in the back of my heel. I was on crutches for a day, post op sandal for a week until stitches came out. Pain was minimal. Overall, no big deal. I also want to mention my foot felt much better afterwards. I opted to stay awake during the procedure. They did a nerve block so I felt nothing. It took about 30 minutes.


you know, now that I think about it I don't think I wore a post op sandal except home from the hospital. I wore open back shoes so there was no pressure on the heel.

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