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    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 8th Feb 18, 9:27 PM
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    Has anyone had their leg pinned ?
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:27 PM
    Has anyone had their leg pinned ? 8th Feb 18 at 9:27 PM
    My daughter whilst on holiday in Kenya had a fall and had to have her leg pinned , she is finally coming home this weekend ( thank god for travel insurance)

    She doesn’t have a cast on is this normal ? Her surgery was keyhole so only small wounds .
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    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 8th Feb 18, 11:15 PM
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    My dad's leg only had plasters put on when he had his leg pinned. I expected him to have a cast but apparently it's not needed. I hope your daughter recovers quickly.
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    • By amfan 9th Feb 18, 7:40 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 7:40 PM
    Ouch, your poor daughter. My partner had his leg pinned after a car accident, he also didn't have a cast put on.
    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 12th Feb 18, 7:21 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 7:21 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 7:21 PM
    Thanks for the replies , she got back by ambulance Sunday morning . Had her to the fracture clinic today and the repair is perfect although he did say shins could take up to 6 months to heal .

    Thank god i declared all her medical conditions because the £40 policy has covered around £15k in expenses including a medical repatriation .
    • eringray
    • By eringray 13th Feb 18, 6:21 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 6:21 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 6:21 PM
    Casts are not needed when its pinned but you must keep these areas clean to prevent infection. An infection could make a pin become loose or even require to take out a pin. So take care of it very well. I wish your daughter a quick recovery.
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