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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have two screws in the navicular bone of my foot. i feel likethey are irritating my ankle bone or possibly my talus. i am 4 months post surgery. what should i do?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
DM Care, Wound Care, Surgeries 19 years experience
Remove them: If the screws were placed to do a talo-navicular fusion or to fixate a fractured navicular, you need to follow up with the surgeon, have x-rays and if the bone has consolidated and healed, or the joint has fused, you can have the screws removed. This is done through small incisions and the recovery is not as long as the initial surgery.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Navicular: Always always always consult your surgeon for any concerns or problems. He/she would want to hear from you if you have concerns.
Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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