Removal of plate and screws from tibia fracture

Posted by tc125 @tc125, Oct 30, 2018

Hello, I broke my tibia in April 2018 and had surgery to insert a plate and 9 screws. I have pain walking every day all day. The surgeon has recommended having the plate/screws removed. I am reluctant to do it because the surgeon said he can't guarantee the pain will be gone. I'm not sure if it would be worth it to have incisions, remove screws, slide the plate out, have anesthesia and get stitched back up. I was wondering if anyone has experienced this type of surgery and if so, was it worth it.

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Today marks one year since my fracture occurred. I had fixation surgery with a plate and seven screws. 3 months ago I had the hardware removed due to screws rubbing on tendons. I still save pain everyday. My knee feels like it wants to explode. I am currently on my second round of six week PT. Very discouraged. Anyone have these problems?

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Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you still have pain. I know what that feels like. I've had pain every day all day for one year since the plate and screws were put in. I've since had that removed and have other pains I'm dealing with. I just wish I could be pain free but I don't know if that is going to happen. Hang in there.


Tibia plateau fracture on July 9th 2018 with compartment syndrome and infection. 31 days in the hospital and 9 surgeries. Cause by full dresser motorcycle going over. Been living with 2 large plates and numerous screws. I still have knee pain and I am so tired of feeling like I am 80. I was outside trying to mow the lawn today and got 80% done and felt like I was going to collapse. it’s stiff in the morning and by night it’s usually soar. I still use ice around it still a year later about every other day. Crossing my leg while sitting is very stiff and can be painful at times. I don’t know if it’s the hardware or the leg itself. Not sure what to do. Just really tired of not being able to walk a long distance or even mowing my lawn.


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