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Calcaneum leg fracture

Calcaneum fracture in left leg, surgery done with 4 k wires inserted, one and half months passed. On fibre plaster. Can move through the help of walker. Suggest next step... those k wires need to be removed. Will it need to get admit in hospital and then surgery??
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Dr. Raviraj Francis Mumbai | Physiotherapist
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Yes in most cases the k wires can be removed after 6 weeks after getting the nod from your orthopaedic surgeon(after examining the x-ray,MRI)....after removal of k wires....you will feel stifness in your heel and ankle(sometimes pain)..however its common post fracture symptom.... gradually u should start ankle range of motion exercises initially free rom later with resistance....once ankle rom and weight bearing is established...a guided gait training can be initiated....followed by stair climbing and coming down..... through the various post fracture rehab cases i see,, 3 weeks is more than enough after k wire removal for u to be fine.

Regards & take care.

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With the review of the X ray  ,orthopaedic surgeon will decide whether fracture is United or not?
If the fracture is United then k wire can be  remove on the opd basis .
After the removal of plaster there may  be stiffness in ankle joint which require ankle rom exercises
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Dr. Deepak Tamrakar (PT) Raipur | Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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Consult to your docter for removing k wire. That he will check wheather your fracture is healed or not. Take an x ray to make shaure of healing. After that consult phtsiotherapist for exercise like mobility teaining, weight bearing ex and strength training.
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Dr. Rupak Chatterjee Nagpur | Pediatric Orthopedist
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It usually depends on the fracture type. The k wires can be removed on an opd basis. A second cast may be given till the fracture heals completely as seen on xrays.
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Dr. Naziya Shaikh Pune | Physiotherapist
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Yes sir it should be remove. Normally k wire should be keep at least for 4 week.as u told that it's already more then 6 week as ur comfort u can remove it.for removeing k wire it is very small surgery it will take less then hour.but it should be removed by surgeon only.
And after u can give full weight bearing walk. U can start ur walk with help of sticks. .....
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