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 All Hardware removed!
Nicola Stan    12:37pm Aug 15 2019

Hello forum,

I had surgery to remove all my hardware yesterday and it's been really successful with not much pain! The doctor gave me back my plate and WOW, no wonder I was having so much pain, the plate had not been sculpted into any sort of shape to fit around my ankle, and at the bottom was a sharp part, as sharp as a knife. No wonder when people asked about my leg - doctor / physiotherapist - all I could describe was that every time I tried to exercise it felt like my soft tissues were being ripped. When I rested the soft tissue felt like it was healing but as soon as I exercised or stretched I got the searing pain again....I am shocked how sharp the bottom is - I'm glad I listened to instincts to say that something was wrong with the metal work and there was no way I could live with this pain for the rest of my life. Even when my leg was rested I could feel tendons / nerves scratching raw against the metal work.

The operation lasted 50 mins under general day surgery and already I have ROM movement without the searing pain in my ankle. I have a tight bandage on my leg, can't see any bleeding - 23 staples again, these will be removed in 2 weeks. I would say in comparison to the initial break and operation, the pain is 80% less. I am fully weight bearing and walking comfortably, I walked within an hour of my operation, tentatively first off, but home now and only on paracetamol.

I can say now I am looking forward to full recovery and getting my life back again - back to hiking / kyacking / scuba diving - back to my old life x x x x x

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