A member asked:

Fractured head of fibula 3mons. ago in a fall, still having pain in knee and lower leg.swelling behind knee.hurts all the time more when i stand long?

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Dr. Harold Fields answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

You may have developed arthritic change in the area of the fracture. Try taking an anti inflammatory to see if that helps. If it does not help then you need to see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis

Answered May 12, 2018



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Dr. Kevin Watson answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

The fibula head fracture should be healed and not causing much discomfort. It is also not in the main part of the knee joint and therefore arthritis in the knee is not from your fracture. However these injuries can be associated with ligament tears and meniscus tears. You should be evaluated again and possibly obtain an MRI.

Answered Jul 19, 2018



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