The right time to take out pins
I fractured my 4th and 5th metatarsals exactly 4 weeks ago. There were 7 breaks in the 4th metatarsal and 3 in the 5th metatarsal, but my podiatrist said my 5th metatarsal was a lot worse. 3.5 weeks ago, I had surgery and the doctor put a pin in each metatarsal. He is planning to take the pin out of the 4th metatarsal next week, after it has been in for 4.5 weeks. I saw his associate today and she said that if I were her patient, she would wait 6 weeks, then take both pins out. I like my doctor, but now I am nervous that he plans on taking the pins out too soon. What do you think?