Kate B 8:45pm May 2 2018
I had a similar break and resultant hardware at about the same time as you! (See my sig below). I donít know the specifics of hardware removal as mine is not posing any problems, but Iím sure they would at least give you a local Pain management if they are not putting you under general anastetic (spelling?).
4/18/16 Tripped - Sprained left ankle, broke right - displaced oblique fib fx, dislocated tibiotalar joint, fx med. malleolus
4/25 ORIF 1 plate, 8 screws, ligament repair
6/6 boot, 50%WB
6/20 FWB, PT
Driving at the 3 month mark, continuing improvement