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Old 02-27-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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getting k-wire out! scared...

Heyy, so i'm now just over a week post op (lat. column lengthening, achilles tendon lengthening and cotton osteotomy) and whilst getting my cast changed today they metioned that in two weeks i would be coming back to get the k-wire out (i think it's from the lateral column legthening but i'm not sure). this was the first i heard of this and i'm really scared, i have this lack of trust in local anestetic-don't know why- and i'm scared it will hurt. i was just wondering if anybody else has had the wire out and if so then what did they do?
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Re: getting k-wire out! scared...

I had two K wires when I had double bunionectomy on my right foot. My wires stuck out of my foot for four weeks. I didn't have local anesthetic (probably because they were easy to access). I had absolutely no pain, none, not one bit. Having the sutures removed was more uncomfortable. Believe it or not, the wires come right out. Search for threads regarding the removal. Good luck!!

 
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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Re: getting k-wire out! scared...

Sorry, its just I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to things like that. (i'm 13 and have a low pain tolerance.

 
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Re: getting k-wire out! scared...

Your worrying hurts more than having the wires out, which might be a .5 have a scale from 1-10.

 
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Re: getting k-wire out! scared...

Don't be sorry, I was scared too!! The best part is that my healing rate increased after the pins were removed. Keep us posted.

 
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