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Triathlete with injury to tib/fib (knee) with nerve issue and pain. Already had decompression and scope but no findings. Feels misaligned. What next?

Triathlete with injury to tib/fib (knee) with nerve issue and pain. Already had decompression and scope but no findings. Feels misaligned. What next?

Have you discussed: Acupuncture with your physician? It can be very helpful for musculo- skeletal pain especially when their is a neurological component. Acupuncture works hand in hand with standard medical treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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I broke my rt tib/fib badly a year ago may 12th. The bone has not healed, I have had a itchy, burny patch over incs. Area, what is it? Noone knows

I broke my rt tib/fib badly a year ago may 12th. The bone has not healed, I have had a itchy, burny patch over incs. Area, what is it? Noone knows

Need more info: The most important thing you you to do is return to your family physician for an exam. Rib fractures usually heal within a reasonable time without sequelae. ...Read more

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Tib/fib frac rod put in &prod took out 60 day later bone too soft went thru ankle left 5 mm hole help?

Tib/fib frac rod put in &prod took out 60 day later bone too soft went thru ankle left 5 mm hole help?

Not much 2 do. Get -: -a 2nd opinion, 2 long a nail? Sounds like it, Ur bone should not B osteoporotic @ Ur age unless underlying disease. ...Read more

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I have a series of small knots or lumps on the outside of my right calf in the muscle beginning just below the tib/fib palteau... What could this be?

I have a series of small knots or lumps on the outside of my right calf in the muscle beginning just below the tib/fib palteau... What could this be?

Many things: These could be small muscle hernias, varicose veins, cysts or some other lesion and it makes it difficult to be more specific with out seeing the problem closely. Please get to see your family physician and have him/her give you a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hit by a car while walking 1yr ago.+ arthro. Surg. 4 open tib/fib fx; 3 screws 1 rod. 53yo f w osteoarth. Use cane, fatigue easy. Timeframe 2 heal? Thx

Hit by a car while walking 1yr ago.+ arthro. Surg. 4 open tib/fib fx; 3 screws 1 rod. 53yo f w osteoarth. Use cane, fatigue easy. Timeframe 2 heal? Thx

1 year: By 1 year it should b well healed. If it is fatigue u feel and not fracture pain u may have had some nerve damage with the fx ; rx. Also if u have not been on an exercise program 2 strengthen the muscles that tire, u may need some instruction from pt. C ur surgeon again and pose the ? 2 him/her and get on an exercise program or u may need a neurology consult. Start with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Tib/fib spiral frac 15 yrs ago @ 22yrs old, with Ti rod. Still pain at frac site. Any suggestions?

Tib/fib spiral frac 15 yrs ago @ 22yrs old, with Ti rod.  Still pain at frac site. Any suggestions?

See ortho specialist: Chronic pain that persists after full healing may be due to nerve damage, scar tissue, or in your situation, a foreign body reaction to the rod. This certainly deserves discussion with your orthopedic surgeon. With careful evaluation, the likely source of pain can be diagnosed. If the rod has a role, consideration might even be given as to whether it is still needed. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Do broken tib/fib heal completely&gain previous strength and reliability to withstand the stress as before?hw long it take?or there's a fault point?

Do broken tib/fib heal completely&gain previous strength and reliability to withstand the stress as before?hw long it take?or there's a fault point?

Good ?: For the most part after lots of good therapy in 8-12 weeks depending on the break and how it was repaired most of the fractures are healed and strong. The bones are healed it is the muscles that are still healing in therapy and coming back. The bones should be good as new and a as reliable as before the break in almost all cases, without a "fault point" of weakness . ...Read more

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Fell down stairs, broke tib/fib, foot hanging backwards, 2 plates & 10 screws, 1 year later plates and screws removed, told i can never run again. Why?

Fell down stairs, broke tib/fib, foot hanging backwards, 2 plates & 10 screws, 1 year later plates and screws removed, told i can never run again. Why?

Varies: I would not hesitate to get a follow up appointment and specifically answer that question. Presumably if your plates and screws have been removed your fractures are healed. One of the more common reasons we might tell the patient that is if they have quite a bit of post traumatic arthritis on their follow up X-ray and want to try to protect the joint. ...Read more

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I had ankle distraction and tib/fib osteotomy to try to save osteoarthritis ankle, but 4 months after frame removal pain is worse than ever. Why?

I had ankle distraction and tib/fib osteotomy to try to save osteoarthritis ankle, but 4 months after frame removal pain is worse than ever.  Why?

Hard to say: Difficult to answer your question without more specific information about your condition. I would suggest having the surgeon reevaluate your ankle. ...Read more

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Tibial torsion. 5 years ago at the age of 29 I had bilateral tib/fib derotational osteotomy. IM Nail insertion.. persistent pain do the rods need out?

Tibial torsion. 5 years ago at the age of 29 I had  bilateral tib/fib derotational osteotomy. IM Nail insertion.. persistent pain do the rods need out?

Where is the pain: if the fixation is the cause of the pain and the osteotomies are well healed then the rod could be remove. If the pain is do to position of the foot and ankle then a revision all surgery should be then considered ...Read more

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I have a 32 CM titanium rod in my leg from a bad tib/fib fracture. Just out of pure curiosity, i was wondering how much that rod costs and weighs?

I have a 32 CM titanium rod in my leg  from a bad tib/fib fracture. Just out of pure curiosity, i was wondering how much that rod costs and weighs?

Ask manufacturer: I've personally 'rodded' many tibia fractures through the years and removed many as well. Not exactly sure how much a 10 by 320mm titanium nail weighs but surely less than 16 ounces;#40;u can pick it up easily w/ your index finger to balance it;#41;.As far as cost this is trickier;#40; actual cost in manufacturing not sure... The cost to patient/hospital between 5 and 6 thousand $$ w/ interlocking screws! ...Read more

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If screws from tib/fib fracture bother you, when should I get them removed? What is recovery time? Division 1 women's soccer player looking for help!

If screws from tib/fib fracture bother you, when should I get them removed? What is recovery time? Division 1 women's soccer player looking for help!

Once fx is healed: Once the im nail has done the job of allowing your fracture to heal, it actually becomes somewhat superfluous. Surgeons do not like to remove the actual nail unless necessary, as there is a residual increased risk of reinjry/re-fracture (hollow bone). The locking screws, if prominent and bothersome, can be removed on a case by case basis based upon your surgeon's recommendation once the healed. ...Read more

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Fracture tib/fib, 4 years ago; swelling and pain treated 6 weeks bactrim; swelling with no pain recurred; resolved but serosaguinous exudate overlying?

Fracture tib/fib, 4 years ago; swelling and pain treated 6 weeks bactrim; swelling with no pain recurred; resolved but serosaguinous exudate overlying?

Was there any test : Did the doctor order any x-rays or any other test to determine the cause of the exudate? Any cultures to see what is growing? May have bone infection. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) might not the be effective antibiotics and maybe an IV antibiotic is needed. You should definitely not wait too much longer and ask your doctor to do further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more