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Comment : Differing Opinions
Posted by Chad on Sat 8:53pm 22 March 2003


Alexis,
Hi. I read your diary and appreciate your humor. I am a general surgery resident in the midst of his one month of orthopedic surgery training. I can understand your confusion regarding your doctors' differing opinions, but from what I have learned, they are both valid...at least the part about how long you have to keep the hardware. The attending surgeons that I am working with, plan to leave hardware in for life, but if the patient has problems with it (i.e. persistent pain or discomfort), they will consider taking it out after one year. I'm sorry I don't have any input in terms of weight-bearing, but it sounds as though you are staying active. Good luck with the recovery process.
Chad

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