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A 46-year-old male asked:

i have a distal tibia fracture. the swelling at the fracture site did not fully resolve after twelve weeks of surgery. internal fixation. why?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Normal: Swelling at and below the fracture site may exist for months after the injury and surgery.
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
The structures around the bone were also injured. A response to injury and the process of healing includes swelling and inflammation.
Jun 6, 2013

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