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Recovery from ORIF ankle hardware removal

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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megan0250 HB User
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


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Old 01-08-2013, 01:12 PM   #2
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jb1966 HB User
Re: Recovery from ORIF ankle hardware removal

Did anyone answer this post? I am having my one long screw removed tomorrow. 3months after surgery. How long was your recovery? I assume I will be up and about right away since it is a day surgery + just a local anasthetic.
Any info would be great.

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