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Dunn, North Carolina
A 58-year-old female asked:

Post ankle surgery bimalleous fracture with two screws one side, plate and screws other side. done 10/21/14. pt daily home. skin tight both sides. why?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Sounds like you have: Swelling in that area. Without knowing more about whether you have pain at your ankle or pain at your calf or other issues going on - and I can't see or examine your ankle - it's not clear if this swelling related to impaired venous/lymphatic drainage which can happened after surgery in that area, or if it's related to intrinsic joint issues or even a blood clot. Have your doc check it out.
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