It has been suggested for me to have metalwork removed from my right ankle (one metal plate and 6 screws on the outside and two screws on the inside) after breaking my ankle in March 2011. I want to know exactly what is involved with having this metalwork removed before making a decision to go through with it. I would like to know if I have to be cut open again or whether key hole surgery is possible? Will i need a cast after the operation or will i be able to weight bear on it straight-after. Could the operation cause more scar tissue which could make matters worse? How long will i need off of work? Please could you try and answer these questions for me. It would be much appreciated.
Asked On : Wed, 25 Apr 2012