A 44-year-old female asked:
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i have a broken leg but my question is why does it feel hot is it because i have a metal with some screws?

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Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT LIKELY: You could have a blood clot, infection setting in or just inflammation from surgery. In any case talk to you surgeon asap.
Answered on Sep 6, 2013
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Due to healing of --: The bone fracture, there is more blood flowing to that area, which causes you to feel it being hot.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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