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Nov 21, 2018 · Hardware removal after tibial plateau fracture (tpf) in Bones, Joints & Muscles

After a year, still with constant pain under knee and on side where plate was, whenever I walked or put pressure on – I had hardware removed. It has been one month and the pain under knee and on side of leg are totally gone. There is a very slight (not constant) pain where fracture was, but I am doing lite strengthening exercises every day and it is better every day. I do recommend getting the hardware removed. The screws move around eventually and cause a lot of pain. If I had to do this over again, I would never put hardware in – never. It is better to do it the old fashioned way and keep leg in traction or even possibly in a cast. This hardware procedure is NOT the answer.