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Offline krypto

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patella hardware removal pain wise???
« on: December 21, 2013, 03:33:30 PM »
hello to you....
I smashed my patella on my right leg 11 years ago now. The time has come for the hardware to be removed from my leg as it is causing pain and skin irritations and was just trying to find out someone that has experience on this. the original operation was a night mare pain wise i say 8/10 to put the tension band and 2 pins in .i am putting this down to trauma on how i did it aka skate board. Hit it so hard that my knee dislocated from the impact and fractured my patella in 5 places.    my os told me itís going to be a day surgery but was hoping to hear from someone thatís had it removed. Whatís the pain scale like out of 1 to 10? He seem to think he can remove it all with 4 cuts each 3cm around my knee and with min pain any advice would be great

Thanks for ur time