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I broke both my ankles and had orif's done on both with hardware placement its been 2.5 years and now im having pain, swelling should I have it removed?

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Dr. Ario Kiarash
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Is pain and swelling over the hardware? Or is it in the ankle itself.
You may have some degeneration of cartilage or early arthritis. However, taking the hardware out, if your fracture is healed, will not hurt you, and may help the symptoms.

In brief: Depends

Is pain and swelling over the hardware? Or is it in the ankle itself.
You may have some degeneration of cartilage or early arthritis. However, taking the hardware out, if your fracture is healed, will not hurt you, and may help the symptoms.
Dr. Ario Kiarash
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Hardware is rarely

It is rarely the problem post traumatic arthritis a better bet bone healed enough to make removal an option.

In brief: Hardware is rarely

It is rarely the problem post traumatic arthritis a better bet bone healed enough to make removal an option.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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