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Offline P

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Question About Hardware Removal
« on: July 03, 2015, 03:27:29 AM »
Hi guys,

So happy that a site like this exists!

I broke my patella 1.5 years ago and I'm thinking about hardware removal. I got metal pins in my knee after it was shattered and although I'm walking with no problem (thank the lord!) it's felt not so great ever since.

Would you guys who've had your hardware removed recommend it? I'm so scared
of having another surgery, but can't imagine having so much discomfort for the rest
of my life (especially cuz I'm in my 20s).

Any advice/ experiences you've had would be so much appreciated!

P.S. I'm trying to learn about the worst case scenario without freaking myself out! I'm
just happy to be walking again and really don't want to screw anything up further.

Thank you!!!

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Re: Question About Hardware Removal
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2015, 12:09:07 PM »
There are many discussions on the bone breaks board.

Recent post:
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=63925.msg628519#msg628519

I haven't seen anyone who has regretted it, even twinkeelfool who got an infection was glad he had it done. http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=63925.msg627753#msg627753
 
My advice is here :
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=64604.msg623307#msg623307

good luck.
2014:
20 Feb: Comminuted patella fracture, 4 K-wires, Cercalge, Figure of 8
11 Mar: Staples removed Flex 50
22 Apr: Control Xray, flex 80, progress stalled
09 May: MUA: flex 120, 3 weeks CPM
23 Jun: Slow Running, Flex 135
06 Jul: Flex 140
08 Aug: Hardware removed
10 Sep: full flexion

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Re: Question About Hardware Removal
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 04:40:28 PM »
Thanks so much for the response! I really appreciate it :)

Offline mjeffrey

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Re: Question About Hardware Removal
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 06:43:32 PM »
You're welcome  ;)
People on the other board are always interested in hardware removal, it is a decision many of us need to make so don't hesitate to post your experience.
Cheers...
2014:
20 Feb: Comminuted patella fracture, 4 K-wires, Cercalge, Figure of 8
11 Mar: Staples removed Flex 50
22 Apr: Control Xray, flex 80, progress stalled
09 May: MUA: flex 120, 3 weeks CPM
23 Jun: Slow Running, Flex 135
06 Jul: Flex 140
08 Aug: Hardware removed
10 Sep: full flexion