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pain after hardware removal.

Hello. I fractured my ankle 4 years age, which appeared to heal succesfully without surgery even though it was suggested. A year later i managed to sprain the same ankle. X-ray followed by ct scan suggested incomplete healing of original fracture. since the pain continued, my OS performed a surgery placing plate and screws in my ankle. Suprisingly, i have experienced more pain after the surgery. It has been bothering ever since. A month ago i underwent another surgery to remove hardware.DR also removed some scar tissue and bone overgrowth. He seems to be "cautiously" optimistic. But my pain is still here. Should I be concerned? Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you in advance.

                                                       NISA
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I had a similar situation, but I still have my hardware in my ankle. I am experiencing new pain and swelling in the back heel area. My pain management doctor referred me back to my surgeon to be looked at... sometimes I can hardly walk.  I hope you find relief and nothing is too wrong.  Good Luck.
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Hi! I too have had 2 ankle fusion surgeries and I have severe pain and swelling in my ankle, heel, and foot - worse now than before fusions. Crisscrossed screws still in place. Want to have them removed but surgeon won't, and no 2 other surgeons I have seen do not want to "go behind primary surgeon to take out hardware he has placed." My injury to ankle was related to Avascular Necrosis, from missed ankle fracture from fall of 4 feet). I am very upset and can't hardly walk anymore. I am 48, 3 young kids, in pain management, registered nurse. This is ridiculous and I really do want help. Scared to death about not being able to continue to walk - literally. If there are any MD specialist who may read this, I would absolutely be willing to accept recommendations and assistance sincerely. Good Luck to you. ***@****
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