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Hi im at home after breaking my ankle just over a week ago. Had op to put pins and plates in which they then kindly closed up with staples (about 25 of them I think), before putting it in plaster. Anyway im due to have staples taken out this week before being replastered and sent home for another 4 weeks. So what I want to know is:-
How do they get the staples out & does it hurt? Why didnt they just give me bloody stitches?
Had staples in my tum after I had to have a bowel obstruction removed. All very horrible, but nurse came to remove staples, and it was very quick, easy and not painful. And much more comfy once the damn things were out.
I had 89 taken out of my abdomen last year - it didn't really "hurt" but my eyes were definitely watering and it "pinched". I made the doctor talk to me constantly to try and deflect my attention from it.