Recovery from ORIF ankle hardware removal
My bones healed ok since I had ORIF ankle surgery 16 mos ago. My doctor has agreed to remove the hardware to help reduce my pain. (I've had pain due to the hardware)
I had broken my fibula bone and that is where I currently have a plate and 6 screws and that is where metal was placed.
I'm going into surgery in 3 weeks to have this metal removed and the doctor said it would be about a 4-6week recovery period. He also mentioned I should be able to put weight on it but it will be sore for a bit after the surgery
Please let me know any feedback on this recovery so I can know what to expect. I am not going on medical leave at work, I'm just taking 2 weeks off and hoping I'll be able to return after. Any feedback is much appreciated as I'm hoping this will be a smooth and easy recover. Not like the 1st surgery which was very painful and long