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Topic - Broken Ankle. Metal pins in or out?

Chris Perry - on 11 May 2013

I am looking for advice from people who might be in a similar position to what I am in. I broke my ankle about 3 years ago and had to have two pins put in there. I recall the doctor saying that if they caused problems the pins could be removed. Since it's healed, I've had no trouble at all with my ankle.

However, I was recently told by someone that if I fell again with the pins being in my ankle that it would make any injury loads worse. I have also been told that it is always better to have them taken out to help prevent the early onset of arthritis.

So, pins in or out? If out, what is the operation/recovery time like?

Cheers!

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