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Getting a plate out of my leg, healing time?
soo i broke my tibia last year and got a plate put in and 7 screws, this friday i am having surgery to get the plate and screws out and i was wondering if anyone has ever had this surgury before? whats the healing time like? how bad does it hurt after? help me out ns
It will hurt for about a day or two just chill and i was skiing about a month after
i've never had that extensive surgery. i've had knee surgery tho...and have broken my leg too.
they'll give you some sort of strong pain killer... and you prolly will feel the throbbing a bit.
should be similar to when they put it in pain wise..
and healing time? your body heals faster than you think it will.
im interested too. i should be getting my plate and 6 screws out of my leg soon
i got 2 plates out of my arm last summer, i just had to lay off anything that would rip the stitches out for about a week, i was doin whatever in 5-6 days
hmmm. i had a plate and screws put into my collarbone. and they are just leaving them in forever. why do they decide to take them out?
find a hobby before hand
honestly i think the worst pain after would be being bored...
there's a site that should kick some time...
doctor said if it still hurts to get the plate out, so thats what im gonna be doing
got rods taken out of my leg. 6 weeks of recovery. not that bad actually. if they're taking it out, then the bone is healed, i presume. you can still longboard and all that shit just no contact sports basically. it doesnt really hurt either. good luck.
ya they said if it bugged me they would take it out but i have had no problems with it. they gave me the impression that it never really bugged anyone though
Yeah, same question... Gonna get the same for my collarbone...
Don't remember exact healing time, but getting metal out is sooooo much better than getting it put in. You'll be good to go in not too long.
Since we're on the topic and his question seems to have been answered, this seems like an opportunity to thread jack.
I'm having acl reconstruction repair next Wednesday. They're saying 3 months in a brace+curtches and then 3+ months after until real physical activity begins (soccer, skateboarding). Is that accurate for an normally active 18 year old? All i'm concerned about is surfing in september or august, if possible. I haven't surfed since last september, even if the waves suck I just wanna get out there before winter.
Three months on crutches is a bit excessive. I was walking in two weeks. Not very well, but walking. Three weeks was today, and I can walk pretty good now. I think I'll be walking normally by at most 5 weeks. 6 months is when they say you can get back to cutting sports and stuff. Just don't slack off in physio, because that's what will determine your recovery more or less. The surgery is only half the battle.
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