Screw removal recovery period (tib-fib screw)

by Melanie
(Westport, Ma)

I broke both my tib and fib as well as dislocation of the ankle 2 years ago. External fixation was put in palce to allow swelling to go down, then the internal. I have a plate with seven screws a pin and one long screw through both bones. That long screw is going to be removed but the remainder of hardware is staying what time frame will I be out of commision following the removal??

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