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Posted by: wade franklin | 2010/01/12

pins and plates in my ankle

i have a number of pins and a plate in my ankle from an injury when i was in my teens. they are only now starting to bother me a7 years later and i am not sure of the implications ti have them taken out?

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Dear Wade
The best person to answer this is to speak to the orthopaedic surgeon who did the operation. It may be that you still grew a bit after the operation and that they may have shifted, but your doctor needs to have a look.

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Posted by: Healthy Bones | 2010/01/13

Dear Wade
The best person to answer this is to speak to the orthopaedic surgeon who did the operation. It may be that you still grew a bit after the operation and that they may have shifted, but your doctor needs to have a look.

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