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Hi, me again.....six week post ORIF for Trimalleolar and ligament dislocation (after argument with bumble bee!).
From the start I have had issue with wound not healing and head of one screws visible , they hoped it would heal. But at six week post op review yesterday, consultant decided it wasn't going to heal with the plate and screws and wound was colonised, opening further so .... Have been back into surgery today (he was very concerned of infection tracking into the bone).
he has removed the plate on the lateral side and five screws (remaining metal staying put).
So....... My question is.... Has anyone else had metal ware out so early into healing process? Any issues with healing? Etc etc. from reading this forum majority appear to have (if they need) hardware out after 6 to 12 months?
I am in a back slab cast and continued NWB for two weeks till review and all being well into a boot ( oh I'm dreaming of a boot as its means partial weight bearing and then full).
sorry to whittle on and on, but appreciate any other expericiences etc
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