· Country Girl
I had the screws and plates in mine removed because I found that in the winter, the metal seemed to absorb the cold and then my ankle would ache something horrible! Some of the metal was rubbing on something inside also. It felt SO much better after removal!!! Tell your sister that it doesn't hurt at all afterwards. You only have the little incisions that they make to get it all out. I was surprised how BIG the screws were!!!