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    Note to all: When you are ready, try out this...

    Note to all: When you are ready, try out this new craze called Aquajogging. I'm getting way into it. You wear a flotation belt that keeps your head above water, then you jog or run as fast or hard...
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    Chutermom, It is truly hard to imagine how you...

    Chutermom, It is truly hard to imagine how you could do that much damage falling only 18"; if you view powdork's fall, he was in a back flip many feet up in the air.. You broke 32 bones in your leg?...
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    OK Margosh, I can hear that you are scared out of...

    OK Margosh, I can hear that you are scared out of your wits and who can blame you; we have all been there, and back, several times. But I want to impress on you that you are still so very early in...
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    Hi Maker, You may not be a doctor but you seem...

    Hi Maker, You may not be a doctor but you seem to know about as much as one. I really really appreciate your informative reply. Yes I can see the atrophy clearly, the circumference of the thigh is...
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    Oops, Maker, sorry about that typo: You sound...

    Oops, Maker, sorry about that typo: You sound very knowledgeable, not sounds.... Please answer my questions about malalignment when you have time. thanks very much.
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    Hi Maker, You sounds very knowledgeable so......

    Hi Maker,

    You sounds very knowledgeable so... I'm gonna pick your brain. I think I have exactly what you describe as malalignment; that's exactly what it feels like: that my knee isn't "lined up...
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    hi Powdork, Listen-- The thread is not...

    hi Powdork,

    Listen-- The thread is not depressing as you will find in the months to come; it is actually the opposite: about the best-- sometimes the only-- source of hope, encouragement,...
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    Hi Steff, Glad to hear from you as I too am in...

    Hi Steff,

    Glad to hear from you as I too am in the struggle. 1.6 years post fx and 1 month out from all hardware removal. The removal was a gamble, I knew, since many people experience more...
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    Hi All, had hardware out Jan 14: plate and 11 of...

    Hi All, had hardware out Jan 14: plate and 11 of the 13 screws. Meniscal scope at the same time. Recovery not going well so far: Lots of pain along the plateau line, swelling, instability, and a...
  10. can't find gimp central forum on tibial plateau fractures

    What is the link to the forum on tibial plateau fractures? I used to use it a lot but can't find it any more! had my hardware removed Jan 14 and having a lot of trouble and pain in the plateau--...
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    Hi Mallen65, Please tell us why you don't feel...

    Hi Mallen65, Please tell us why you don't feel hardware removal is an option. It seems from what I hear that ortho surgeons are divided on whether its worth the added risks or not; some are open to...
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    Hi, our injuries sound very similar except that I...

    Hi, our injuries sound very similar except that I only have 16 screws and 2 plates.. How long was it from initial injury to when you had your metal removed? Has removal done you any good in terms...
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    Hi Sumar, Do NOT feel that you are exceptional...

    Hi Sumar,

    Do NOT feel that you are exceptional with this foot and ankle issue!! If you read thru the threads you will find many, many mentions of terrible ankle and foot distress, myself included....
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    Hi Drenz, Don't be surpriased by the delay...

    Hi Drenz,

    Don't be surpriased by the delay time between injury and surgery; is seems this is very common protocol for this injury. If you read thru the threads you will find that almost everyone...
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    I am 15+ months from surgery, and still having a...

    I am 15+ months from surgery, and still having a lot of neuropathy, as well as pain at front of shin (I also had open tibial mid-shaft fx; 12 screws and lateral plate). Am considering hardware...
  16. Hi, I am struggling over whether or not to beg...

    Hi, I am struggling over whether or not to beg the surgeoun for hardware removal, I have plate and 12 screws for tpfx and mid-shaft tibial fx in 8/2012. I don't have a lot of pain but I do have...
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    Greetings to all fellow TP fx peeps... I have...

    Greetings to all fellow TP fx peeps... I have been scouring this thread for any and all feedback regarding hardware removal; have found some feedback but it is scattered here and there. I am in a...
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    Mostly to all my friends from this site from...

    Mostly to all my friends from this site from summer and fall: I have stopped posting to and tracking the forum, mostly because my status is so much more compromised than others and I don't want to...
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    Hi All- I cannot find a post from a user named...

    Hi All- I cannot find a post from a user named Altrunner that 2 people have mentioned and priased. where is it? What date posted? What page? Was it deleted by the poster?

    Thanks,

    skiplct
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    Friscogrille: I have one word for you and that...

    Friscogrille: I have one word for you and that is...AMBIEN!! I am serious; I would be a raving lunatic by now-- or worse-- if it wasn't for this life-saving pill. Better than all the...
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    Shout out to DNABIKE: Very interested in your...

    Shout out to DNABIKE:

    Very interested in your post toCasper2012 that the bones take more than 6 mos. to heal fully. I too am eyeing a 1 yr post-op for hardware remova-l whihc would be Aug 2013......
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    Big hello to all my tpfx buddies-- w/extra hugs...

    Big hello to all my tpfx buddies-- w/extra hugs for concurrent mid-shaft fx folks. 18 weeks post-op today. Walking-- very slowly-- sometimes w/cane, sometimes w/1 crutch. sometimes 2 crutches--...
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    Hi All, I haven't posted in quite a long time...

    Hi All, I haven't posted in quite a long time (-- but I read every single post from everybody at least twice...), partly because I don't have great news from down here in Hurricane Sandy state of...
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    At 13+ weeks post op, I spent today being driven...

    At 13+ weeks post op, I spent today being driven into NYC for consult w/a nationally reknowned specialist. Took new set of x-rays;- doc said
    breaks not healing at the desired or expected pace. ...
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    My PT hasn't ever done manual ROM pressing--...

    My PT hasn't ever done manual ROM pressing-- maybe because I also had double shaft fx (longitude and latitudianl shaft Fx's) so probably
    manual not even an option for me. I had arthroscopic surgey...
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    nerve damage

    I'm 13 weeks post-op and experiencing many symptoms of nerve damage: generalized pain, specific local pain, burning/tingling/numbness, and especially an intense sensation of "weight" in the leg:...
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    Greetings-- Back on line after a 5 day power...

    Greetings-- Back on line after a 5 day power outage due to Hurricane Sandy. If there's anything less fun than being a TPFx patient, it's being a TPFx patient w/no heat or electricity...:wink:.....
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    Recap of my stats: TPFx, complete mid-shaft fx...

    Recap of my stats:

    TPFx, complete mid-shaft fx and fib fx 8/2/12. Bicycling accident.
    Surgery 8/8/12, 3 plates & 12 screws.
    PWB at 8 weeks, still PWB except for a few TWB steps around kitchen....
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    Wow dnabike Congratulations! -- Fantastic...

    Wow dnabike Congratulations! -- Fantastic progress. I've heard raves abt pools on this message board. Wish I could try it! The 2 pools near me won't allow anyone in unless they can enter and exit...
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    I agree w/Casper, maybe hardware removal--- at...

    I agree w/Casper, maybe hardware removal--- at least some of it-- would help. My doc plans to remove 1 of my plates in one year but prob. leave the other plates and screws in.
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    Any comments/observations about using a NuStep...

    Any comments/observations about using a NuStep recumbent cross trainer during rehab instead of stationary bike? I have access to former but not the latter.

    Also- to those who are 1+ year from...
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    Question abt cold therapy/compression: Has...

    Question abt cold therapy/compression: Has anybody experimented with the cold therapy compression wraps on the market? I think Air Cast makes one, another that came highly recommended was from an...
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    Swelling/numbness: Ever since my OS told me to...

    Swelling/numbness:

    Ever since my OS told me to stop wearing the post-op brace at 4 weeks post-op my swelling, pain and sense of "heavy leg" (it feels like a LOG, not a LEG) have been bad. Gets...
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    Washing the kitchen floor from a wheelchair,...

    Washing the kitchen floor from a wheelchair, hmmmm. Will have to give that some thought... Not sure how you would dunk the mop, move the bucket a round, etc.... Anyway we TPFx folks sure do find...
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    dnabike-- Thanks so much for your time and info. ...

    dnabike-- Thanks so much for your time and info. According to my inquiries you CAN'T switch docs "any time you wish"-- I made phone calls to 2 orthopedists to inquire about consulting/2nd...
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    Doc took new x-rays today-- said they looked...

    Doc took new x-rays today-- said they looked "exactly as her expected"-- plates will prob. have to come out in a year. I am having a ot more pain since I started WB 2 weeks ago so I am going to ease...
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    Hi- I'm new to the site, just found it yesterday...

    Hi- I'm new to the site, just found it yesterday and was riveted-- read it for 5 hours. I'm hooked now for sure. Going to surgeon today to ask point-blank if he started me on FWB too soon-- 8 wks...
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    pain management

    I too have struggled a lot with the pain medication problem and was glad to hear a reference to Nucynta. My doc gave me an Rx for it which I haven't tried yet. I had Dilaudid for the first 2 weeks;...
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    The so-called pads that come on the walkers and...

    The so-called pads that come on the walkers and crutches are not nearly enough. My solution was to cut up some strips of firm foam rubber padding and use medical tape to put them on the walker and...
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    I too am interested in others' experience in...

    I too am interested in others' experience in hardware removal timeframe. My doc says will have to remove the plate on exterior of knee "eventually" but the plate and 12 screws on interior of tibia...
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    Hi Foss5, your injury and surgery sounds similar...

    Hi Foss5, your injury and surgery sounds similar to mine (surgery 8/8/12) and my surgeon also very unhelpful. (When you get rushed to the nearest Level 1 Trauma Center by ambulance you don't get to...
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