I didn't see this in Particles rod removal thread but was wondering what the recovery time was to remove 2 screws (ankle/below knee) in my tibia (holding a rod in place). Was also gonna get my tib calcium deposit shaved down but i assume that's no biggie. I'm guessing it should be minimal but hoping for a few big teton hiking/climbing trips this summer and debating weather i wait till mid fall.
i broke 3 bones in my ankle 3 months ago. i had 3 screws put in and last thursday had 2 removed.the doctor said i could start walking on it slowly but my whole right leg feels funny.my left leg is bigger than my right one and it still hurts too put weight on it.i can sort of walk but its more like a limp.just wondering how long it would take too get back too normal or if anyone had the same thing done
^^^ Give it more time. Serious ankle fractures can take a while. You sound like you're on track.
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I had a tib/fib rod in '89. Six/eight months later I had the screws out since they hurt when I bumped them on things. A year after the break I had the rod out. I took no time off for the screws but took a week off work after the rod removal.