Petros 3:46pm Oct 12 2019
In my case i believe the main factor that causes pain is the damage of the bones and everything else on my knee prior to hardware.Hardware as you said is discomforting when i move but mostly just the feel of it.
Sometime i thought that it holds me back from getting more rom and i realized that an experienced dr can tell you from x-rays if a screw or any other metal is not properly in itís position and may cause you discomfort,pain or even problems moving.My dr told me about that and fully proved it to me.
His suggestion was that we would see for removal after two years.
Every situation is different so your os will suggest for your removal.
Are you fwb at the moment?
07 Sept 2018 Motorcycle accident,TIB/FIB plateau FX cat.VI
20 Sept 2018 Surgery,17 screws-2 plates,fiberglass Back Slab
20 Nov 2018 Back Slab removed
14 Dec 2018 Started PT
09 Feb 2019 MUA,back slab to ankle at 90 for 20 days
May 2019 First free step