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The bone will have healed and the process of filling in the cavities left by the screws happens naturally. As your ankle bears more weight you might have to stay off it for a while but nothing like the original recovery.
Not psyched about surgery, but not sure about symptoms of rejection. I am looking for the long term fix, I did a lot of long stuff before and want back into it, but am not in a rush. Was there a magic number for time to keep these in? I've heard one year. Anyone still have theirs in after getting back to high activity levels?
Once it came out (in January), it was a mere two weeks until I was at 85% normal. This last 15% has been a slower return to normal than I'd like, but it is definitely improving.
So, I can't speak for anyone else, but for me, getting screwed was great. But take it out when you're done.
JW (on the comback trail)
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John H. Post, III, MD
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Called the Exogen by J&J. Low frequency ultrasound external bone growth stimulator. Most others use a certain electrical frequency inside a magnetic field.
Should be enough Google info there if you wish ;)
Fatigue is biochemical, not biomechanical.
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I never had it removed, I'm currently training 15-20hrs a week and I forget the stuff is even in there unless I happen to be walking through the metal detector at the airport.
I only set off an airport detector once, normally I don't.
don't just do something..... sit there
I think I'm about 20% or so total for setting the metal detector off. Most airports I sail right through no problem, but there are a couple where I get pulled aside and frisked 100% of the time. I'm guessing it mainly depends on the make and model of the detector.