Can the pin in my broken foot be moved?


Q: Can the pin in my broken foot be moved?
I just had an operation on my 5th metatarsal and had a pin and wires added to fix the bone and I just got out of hospital yesterday. I have stupidly fell on the foot day and was wonderibg how secure these pins are. I have a hospital appointment the day after tomorrow, so I can check then if the pin has moved. But I'm terrified I may need another operation if the pin has moved due to the fall. I'm in a lot of pain, but not sure if it's just because of the operation. I have on a cast to my knee and I'm not allowed to put any weight on foot.


A:   Hello
Thank you for posting your query on ATD.

I have gone through your query and understand your concern. These pins are unlikely to move. The pain can be from the operation. However, it can be seen by an x-ray. Hope your query got answered.

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.

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