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I had a broken scaphoide. will the pin have to be removed also am wondering your thought.

I am a 26 year old male i had a broken scaphoide. i had to get a bone graph and they used pines. The surgery was done 3 months ago, one of my pens is backing out and the bone graph has not fused together yet. Is this common, will the pin have to be removed also am wondering your thought on if you may think this may result in a second surgery ?
Asked On : Wed, 17 Feb 2010
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NAILS USED FOR INTERNAL FIXATION IN SCHAPHOID ARE PLACED BY INTRAMEDULLARY TECHNIQUE IT IS COMMAN FOR THE NAILS TO SLIGHTLY GET DISPLACED DUE TO MUSCULAR TENSION OR TORSION,THE FUSION MAY DELAY IN SOME INDIVIDUALS GENERALLY THE INTERNAL FIXATION SHORTENS THE FUSION TIME(REUNION)AND LESSENS POSSIBILITY OF MALUNION OR NON UNION,AS A RULE 6-8 WEEK IS REQUIRED FOR UPPER LIMB FRACTURE TO UNITE,YOU CAN WATCH FOR ANOTHER 4-6 WEEK PROVIDED THERE ARE SIGNS OF REUNION(CALLUS)EASILY SEEN IN X-RAY.
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Sorry man, I am not a doc. But seeing your description what I can tell is that you should take a second opinion before proceeding with any procedure or surgery. Usually such small bones heal on their own.**

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