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tibia fracture nail screws removed pain

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually 8 months or: More. Most will leave hardware well after the fracture is healed. Between 8 months to a year after implantation, it can be safe to remove if needed. ... Read More
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Dr. Milan Sen
Dr. Milan Sen answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Loaded question: If the 2 screws are the only implants holding the fracture in place then you typically wait until fracture healed and remodeled - 9 to 12 months. If t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Nonunion: An xray is needed to see if the bone healed if not healed that could be causing the pain. If bone is healed pain could be coming from soft tissues or ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Epps
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not done yet: There are several possible reasons why you are still having pain. The fracture may not be healed, or there may be a low grade infection. Some times t ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Fracture : Depends on what time frame your doctor gave. Average 4-6 weeks
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need Physical Theapy: You do need Physical Therapy,Elevate the affected leg at night while sleeping and get it checked by your doctor to rule out any complications.If ther ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Would really: encourage you to discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon. Let him/ her know about the swelling and pain. That physician should be guiding your heali ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Normal: Swelling at and below the fracture site may exist for months after the injury and surgery.
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A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ben Pradhan
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends.: Depends on fracture type and location. Probably can be best answered by a doctor who has seen the x-rays.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes, swelling can last up to a year after surgery. Glad you're doing well.
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