It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Open to All Other Health Topics Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-03-2002, 08:50 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Collins Center, NY, USA
Posts: 1
LinMun HB User
Angry Removal of hardware after patella realignment surgery

Is there anyone out there who would know absolutely if it is a common practice by doctors to leave a washer (as in part of a screw assembly) in a person's leg when they remove the screw.
I recently underwent two separate surgeries, 6 weeks apart, first to remove the screw used in a patella realignment, the second to remove the washer which was part of the screw assembly.
The screw removal was simple, conducted under local anesthetic in an operating room. The washer removal, also done under local anesthetic in an operating room, was horrifying.
I am eager to know if other persons have had similar experiences, or if the washer is generally removed at the same time.


Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
twins225 - 4 month post Fusion UPDATE - Hardware Removal??? twins225 Back Problems 4 10-25-2011 05:22 PM
removal of hardware L4-5 apartipilo Back Problems 5 10-06-2008 09:36 PM
patella injury enchantedfairy Knee & Hip Problems 2 08-09-2008 12:22 AM
second opinion, w/c, hardware removal, blackmail? lisa3451 Back Problems 16 10-21-2007 07:35 AM
Patella Subluxation/Lateral Release rockylucy05 Knee & Hip Problems 14 10-01-2007 02:16 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:48 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!