Tuesday, November 10, 2015

K-Wire Removal: That's What She Said!

Day 20

  Yesterday, the Kirschner wire (K-wire) was removed from my foot. There was no need for anesthetic as the wire was inserted through my bones which contain no nerves; however, all my toes were fairly sore afterwards. It wasn't a pleasant experience but it wasn't the most uncomfortable either; Tim stood next to me holding my sweaty hand throughout. The 5 inch wire was inserted during my lapidus surgery, 3 weeks ago, to help elongated my tendon.  Today, my big toe is very stiff and won't bend on its own, so I will have to work on it to bring it back. I recorded my K-wire removal in the video below:

Fiberglass cast; looking good!

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