Broken ankle, dislocated with plate and 8 screws...misshaped leg

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Hi

Im 5 weeks in from surgery, the swelling has reduced but I have a large lump on the side of my leg where my scar is, is this normal and does anyone know if it will go down with time 

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    Good Morning,

    Is it an actual lump or is it your hardware? i have the same thing on my ankle and its the actual plate that sticks out a bit

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    yes it is normal and it will go down some. i'm almost two years and mine is a small lump , you will notice it but there is no pain or discomfort from it...i might want to say its scar tissue. a little advice GO HARD DURING PHYSICAL THERAPY

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    thank you for your responses, good to know that it isnt anything sinister. I do think it could be were the plate is, didnt notice it much when my leg was swollen.

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    Dawn, I'd say NO, thats not normal! If you have hardware in your ankle, it could be causing that bump. is there any way you can email a picture of this to your doctor, so he can make an assessment? Don't let this linger

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      Thank you for your response Mary. The hardware is a plate about 3 inches from my ankle, as my fibula was fractured, so the plate is not in my ankle, I'm at hospital on friday so will get it checked out 😃

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