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ankle screw removal surgery

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
25 years experience Podiatry
Depends on bone loss: When hardware is removed from bone there is a "hole" or deficit of bone. Depending on the size and quantity of harware this deficit could be signific ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: It should not. The correct name is maisonneuve fractue. The treatment you got was the correct and you should have an excellent result from it, once e ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Sometimes none: All depends on what is being fixed....
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience Podiatry
When healed. : Bone typically takes 6-8 weeks to heal, and if you had screws placed, you're likely waiting on bone to heal before you can become active again. Check ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
26 years experience Podiatry
Hardware failure: Really not enough information to answer your question. In general, once bone healing is complete - hardware is redundant. Removal of hardware shoul ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
26 years experience General Practice
A few weeks: If in the fibula, about 6 weeks. If they are in the tibia then a couple of months.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Parodi
15 years experience Podiatry
Follow-up: Continued pain after a broken ankle is common, often another procedure is necessary. See your surgeon for new x-rays and an exam.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Hard to answer without more info. The best person to answer this question is your orthopedic surgeon. This anatomical area of under a lot of normal st ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Abeles
31 years experience Podiatry
See you doctor: First of all, if you are 40 and had surgery 12 years ago the growth plate in your ankle was long closed. My recommendation would be to see an orthoped ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Ankle fractures requiring surgery can be stabilized a number of ways. A typical fracture pattern is stabilized with a plate and screws on the outside ... Read More

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