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Hi all, first time posting here, looking for some advice. I (34M from UK) broke my tibia 9 weeks ago and it required surgery and a metal plate and screws (ORIF). I have just had the cast removed and have been given a 'fixed walker' boot and there are three things I wanted some advice on.Firstly, there are three screws which I can clearly feel sticking out of the shin bone. This is not the head of the screw but the tip. As the flesh on the front of the shin is very thin I imagine that these will cause problems, is this normal? It seems like very shoddy work to me to use a screw that is several mm too long.Secondly, the doctor told me I would not need Physio, but from what I have found online most people with this type of injury do require physiotherapy, as far as I know there was no tendon/ligament damage is this why?Thirdly, I am experiencing pins and needles quite often, I assume that this implies some level of nerve damage. The doctor I saw didn't seem too interested when I mentioned this. Should they be doing anything to assess this/ or to treat it?I have attached some photos of CT scans before showing the original injury and an x-ray after which shows the screw extending beyond the front of the shin bone.
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