"I had a surgery on my hand, three metacarpals were broken. The surgeon put screws on each to close the fractures. He hesitated to put in a plate, and determined that that wasn't necessary. For my thumb, it was a little bit different, I had an open fracture, that wasn't beautiful to see ... Fortunetely, the fracture was located at the joint under the nail and not at the biggest joint - that would have been worse. In my thumb, just a little plate was enough, no pins. My tendon was damaged, and that was the most uncomfortable. I have seen the surgeon now after the surgery - he was satisfied with the results, so I am too."