A 18-year-old female asked:
screws in ankle years after an broken ankle taken out recovery time ?
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Dr. Neil Hecht answered
43 years experience Podiatry
Screw removal time: Usually removal of older fixation screws in the ankle is a simple procedure and recovery is fairly easy as long as your bones are healthy. After the screws are removed, it is prudent to use a CAM walker for about 2 weeks to allow the bones to recover any strength lost from the openings that remain. Pain after removal is usually minimal from the skin incisions.
Answered on Jun 25, 2019
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