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Had pilon fracture end of August 2015. 2 plates and 12 screws. Ankle has always been sore but about 3 months ago got really bad pains just above my ankle bone. They are not there all the time, maybe 3 days out of 7 and causeSorry a lump to stick out of ankle and very painful to touch. Back to orthopedic clinic who put me back in walking boot for a month but didn't help. Had bloods taken and CT scan to check for infection but there is none. Doc this morning suggested removing the metalwork but said there's no guarantee it will help with the pain. Said that the fracture is totally healed, but there is some cartilage deterioration which would probably lead to arthritis. Has anybody been in a similar situation and had the metalwork removed and if so did it help? I've said I'd rather wait to see if it settles down and hopefully go away but have an appointment in 8 weeks and to let them know what I want to do then.
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