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Offline Serena fix

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Hardware complications
« on: November 26, 2019, 12:45:34 AM »
I slipped on a newly moped wet floor helping my son move into his new apartment in Chicago and had ORIF patella surgery sept 8. 10 weeks post surgery my hardware stared protruding through my skin and appears to be producing a new kind of stiffness and pain, particularly at the end of the day. My surgeon anticipated this and recommended surgery to remove the hardware a year later but the hardware is causing crippling symptoms much sooner despite x rays showing my fracture is healing well. Has anyone else had symptomatic hardware arise so soon? Surgeons are reluctant to remove the hardware before at least 6 months so that the bone has had time to really heal.