Ankle Pain. The Screw? Or Something Else?

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Hi folks,

I had the medial mallelous (spelling) break fixed 16 months ago. After about a year I was back to almost normal. Now, within the past month, I have developed an ache in the bone where the screw tip is. The head of the screw is not bothering me. For those of you who have had problems with screws: What were your symptoms? What part of the screw caused you problems?

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    Baka dapat i pa remove mo na yung bakal kasi hindi na accept ng katawan mo, pa check up ka ulit sa ortho mo, yung saakin naman hindi kumakati.
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      Im planning na I patangal ko yung akin baka 2-3yrs pa ipon pa pang patangal. 1 year na yung metal plate ko sa fibula with 6 screws saakin pero di padin 100% yung mobility ko may mga angle pa din na nahihirapan yung ankle ko at minsan sumasakit pa din yung big toe ko.
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    Good evening!

    Off topic from you question, but if you don't mind me asking, what type of surgery did you have done to your medial malleolus?

    I am not as far along as you, only 3 weeks, but I just had surgery on my medial malleolus to fix a fracture in it.

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      As you're surely (and painfully) aware, the medial malleolus is the small structure that extends down from the tibia on the inside of your ankle, and creates what we normally think of as the inner knob of the ankle. In early June of 2015, I landed onto an uneven surface from a jump of about about 4 feet. I broke the m. malleolus free from the tibia. As a side note, I also broke the fibula about 4 inches down from the knee. The break was set and casted. After the six week period, I was told that I had a failed union and needed surgery. I changed doctors and the new one performed the surgery in earlt October. The surgeon opened up the ankle, cleaned out the break which been invaded by scar tissue, transferred bone callous from the tibia into the break (to promote bonding and a union) and then screwed the bones back together with a screw that travels up through the m. malleolus and into the tibia. 

      My biggest problem in rehabbing wasn't the break. Instead, it was the tendons and muscles on the outside of my foot. Very slow progress. As I noted in my original post, the pain in the tibia started just recently.

      Good luck in your recovery/rehab. This site is a great support tool. I consulted it originally when it felt like I'd never walk normally again. But, take heart. Ankle surgeries require a long time to fully heal, but they usually do and you'll be good as new!

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