Why would i ever need an additional surgery after braeking tibiax2 and my fibula and dislocted left.

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I've been reading where people are having to go backfor new surgeries... Ie screw's out etc..... That's not everyone correct?

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    Hi. I had the same injury. As I understand it from my surgeon, I would only have to remove the hardware (screws, plates, etc) if it bothered me and he said not at least for a year. That said, I'm not planning on it. I'm hoping with time I get accustomed to it. I'm a little more than 3 months post surgery and walking with a lot of stiffness and a limp but that's to be expected. My surgeon said it's a full year to feel like myself again, so hopefully in the next 9 months I will continue to see progress.

    Best wishes to you!


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    Some people have hardware removed. I have had some hardware removed and some hardware that remains in place.

    Each case is different. Your surgeon will be able to give you details about your own surgery

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    My OS said about 10 % have hardware removal for either infection or excessive pain and/or ROM difficuty. I am 3 months out from trimal ORIF 8/25/16. I did meet someone i waiting room at ine of my appointments that had a screw come out through her leg 3 years later. She had just had surgery to remove her hardware.
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