A 35-year-old member asked:
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i am going to have screws/pins removed from my ankle. how long does it take for the bone to fill in after the surgery?

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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.
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
3-4 months: 3-4 months.
Answered on Jul 23, 2018

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