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 Re: Recovery after IM nail removal
Lucy D    4:18pm Oct 26 2017

Hi Kasia

It is 5 months since I had my IM nail and screws removed and I am pleased that I had it done. I too wanted to know if it would feel 'different' afterwards. I can say that in most respects my leg feels normal however I still have scar tissue (a lump) at the front of my ankle where one screw had been very prominent between the tendons and was very uncomfortable. My knee makes rather a lot of grating noise but I don't have pain from it in day to day life and I have full flexibility at ankle and knee. When I had the IM nail put in kneeling was difficult and whilst it took time this improved a great deal. Having had the second op this discomfort has returned ( not as bad) and it is improving again.
After surgery I was told to use sticks for 2 weeks. After 3 weeks check up I was driving and back to work (desk job).
If you look at my earlier posting I said that my calf muscle was tight before the removal. It is now soft like my other leg. I was told no extreme sports for at least six months ( I am not particularly sporty but I hope to going skiing next year) .
I hope this helps let me know if you have a specific query.

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19 November 2017