Hello I'm new to this site I was just wondering if anybody has had the same injury and how they healed up from it. It happened on the 28th November due to a work place accident I fell from height. I had plates and screws inserted to begin with however they ended up infected and had to be removed so I have had an external fixator on since the beginning of January. I am in for a review next Thursday to see if it can be removed , so if anyone has had the same experience how did you get on when it was removed? I'm also a type 1 diabetic had an episode of dka while I have had this fixator on.