Re: Removal of plate and intramedullary srcew after ORIF 5th Metatarsal
I'm the person who started this thread. Finally in two weeks I'm going to have the plate and screws removed. Almost a year to the day from when I fractured my foot in July 2011. I will also have a tendon graft and an avulsion fracture of my lateral process of the talus repaired. The later two things I only recently found I had injured.
The only advice I can give someone and know that I am 100 percent correct about is that if a person is unfortunate enough to have an injury to your ankles or feet, that justifies seeing a doctor, they should make an appointment to see a highly qualified and highly recommended DOCTOR OF PODIATRY... ASAP. If I had done that one thing within a week of my injury it would have made all the difference. Not a Family Doctor and not an Orthopedic Doctor either.
I bet 99 out of 100 orthopedic doctors, if they had an injury to their ankles or feet, would go to a Podiatrist. That it....I'm done!