A 18-year-old female asked:
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i had surgery for a screw to be put in to help heal my broken ankle and then had it removed, but i still have pain sometimes. any suggestions?

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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.
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
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