I underwent a procedure called titANIUM rib Plating in Miami at Memorial REgional following an accident , where i had massive multiple fractures of the ribs on both sides but worse on the left. I opted for a new procedure to rebuild my chest wall using these plates and screws.
the doctor had never done this surgery. I was the first at the hospital too.
the surgery was a success but It has now been almost 2 months and I am still in pain...a lot of pain. I need to lie propped in bed, with my back supported to be pain free.
I am anxious to connect with anyone who has ANy idea on how long it might take for me to return to normal. I am very active as i am an athlete ( or was).
the surgeon doesnt know as i was the first...and I feel the need to speak with a Dr or persons who have more experience with recuperation following such a surgery.