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If I Fall One Of My Protruding Screws From My Tibia Will It Damage My Fibular
Enough to hold bone: Depending on what was used to fix your tibia, screws should engage the bone. Usually the tip of the screw may protrude a few millimeters. Because the tibia is a subcutaneous bone in certain areas (it is right under the skin), sometimes the tips of the screws can be symptomatic. After your bone is healed, you can discuss the appropriate time to remove screws if they are symptomatic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If one dr says I am too fused to remove the second screw and bar from my tibia, is that it? Or can someone else? It causes constant pain. (3y old)
Maybe: Without seeing the xray and evaluation the problem the first sugeon has had it is not possible to give any deginitive answer get another consultation . You pain may be xoming from somthing totally different. Buried pins usually ar not painful. ...Read more
I feel a screw protruding slightly from the bottom of a plate inserted to repair a trimalleolar fracture. Is it possible to have that one screw removed or must all the hardware come out?
I broke both tibia ad fibula just above the ankle joint and dislocated my ankle. Surgery three months ago fixed the bones with a plate and five screws in one and three screws in the other. I still cannot bear weight on the affected foot and when I try I g
Healed?: I suspect if you still can't bear weight that the bones have not healed or have shifted in a way that causes pain. You need to see your orthopaedic surgeon for x-rays and an evaluation. Make sure they review your injury and the current state o healing with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad had a fence fall on the top of his foot. there was a screw sticking out. when it fell it stabbed his foot. What should he do?
Tetanus up to date?: He needs to make sure his tetanus status is up to date. Puncture wounds can be complicated since they involve multiple layers and may actually involve the bone. He should be evaluated by a doctor to assess the wound and extent of the injury. Tendons and other vital structures should be evaluated and X-rays may be indicated to rule out any injury or infection of the underlying bone. ...Read more
I had surgery to insert plate & 6 screws (1 to be removed) after broken tibia, torn lgmnts & cartldg. Should I worry about foreign objects in my body?
Hi I have broken my tibia bone about 40mm above my left ankle it was a clean breake but on a angle so a opp 7 screws 1 plate. time of cure, and preshu?
Awhile: Tibial shaft fractures take 8-12 weeks to heal ...Read more
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