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I had a tibia spiral fracture a yr ago had a nail and 4 screws, non union so larger nail and screws removed but still having pain, what's going on?
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Dr. Jack Choueka
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Nonunion
An xray is needed to see if the bone healed if not healed that could be causing the pain.
If bone is healed pain could be coming from soft tissues or from the metal. Needs evaluation.

In brief: Nonunion
An xray is needed to see if the bone healed if not healed that could be causing the pain.
If bone is healed pain could be coming from soft tissues or from the metal. Needs evaluation.
Dr. Jack Choueka
Dr. Jack Choueka
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Dr. Steven Morgan
Sometimes it is difficult to evaluate healing with a standard xray and special xrays called a CT Scan can be helpful in evaluating healing
Dr. Howard Epps
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not done yet
There are several possible reasons why you are still having pain.
The fracture may not be healed, or there may be a low grade infection. Some times the hardware itself can cause discomfort. You should return to your surgeon and have them evaluate you.

In brief: Not done yet
There are several possible reasons why you are still having pain.
The fracture may not be healed, or there may be a low grade infection. Some times the hardware itself can cause discomfort. You should return to your surgeon and have them evaluate you.
Dr. Howard Epps
Dr. Howard Epps
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