I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has had a plate and screws removed following an osteotomy. I had a distal femoral osteotomy a couple of years ago, the plate was also holding an earlier open wedge osteotomy nearer the hip. I've had a small plate with 2 srews removed over 20 years ago and recovered within a couple of weeks, this osteotomy is different. It was a big job, the plate is the full length of the femur and I believe there are about 10 large screws in there.
I wondered whether there is any risk of fracture if such large screws are removed, also how recovery is - weight bearing etc.. I've been told there will be a few cuts. I obviously should have asked the consultant these questions. Too late now, I'm listed for the op, so won't see him until the day it happens - hopefully around 3 months time.