Is It Dangerous If The Pin On The Heel Is Not Removed?
I want to ask if it is dangerous if the pen on the heel is not removed for a long time?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The insertion of a pen in the heel is one of the management or treatment of fractures. A fracture is a condition in which the connection between bone tissue is broken which can occur due to trauma, impact, accident, impact, or certain medical conditions such as bone loss and bone cancer.
Normally, bones can actually heal and reconnect themselves over time. However, in the process of healing the bones, the position between the broken bones must be neat and good, so that the recovery will be good and as close as possible to the condition before the fracture occurred. If a broken bone is not positioned, the healing process may later make a person immobile, experience prolonged pain, or have a deformed appearance.
For this reason, it is necessary to install a pin so that two or more parts of the broken bone can be straight, neat or in the same position as before the bone was broken. To make it easier to imagine, see the image below.
As you can see, the pen "grasps" the pieces of bone so that when it recovers, the results will be good.
Regarding your question about the dangers of using a pen in the long term, it is, for its own purposes, a fracture recovery aid. And the fracture itself, there is no short period of recovery. It can take months to more than a year depending on the severity of the fracture, the bone is broken into several parts and such. So, it does not have a bad impact on the body even though it is in it for a long time is one of the requirements of a good pen.
So in short, it is not dangerous even though the pen has been in your body for a long time. However, if you have recovered and the two bones are fused, there is no longer any reason for the pen to remain in your body, then the pen will be removed by your doctor. Therefore, routine control is important, so that your doctor can know the progress of your recovery, and know when is the right time to remove the pen from your heel. During the healing process, report anything that you might experience such as pus coming out of the wound from the operation, extreme pain, spotting or so on.
Meanwhile, always obey your doctor's recommendations, avoid excessive activities, especially those that require you to rely on a broken heel, and consume more protein-rich foods to help the recovery process such as eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, tempeh, tofu, meat, chicken breast. and sea fish. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa