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chronic pain after orif
Hello,
I had orif surgery almost a year ago for a broken fibula and tibia.  I have a titanium plate with 7 screws on my fibula and two large screws on my tibia.  I am having the hardware removed next month in hope of getting rid of the pain and swelling that i still experience....I have not regain full movement on my ankle and even though in the mornings I am better as the day progresses the pain progresses along with it and i start limping because of it, especially if i am on my feet for more than an hour of when i get up and start walking after sitting down for too long. Will this ever improve?  Will the removal of the hardware help? I am 60 year old and even holding my 9 month old grandson increases the pain on my ankle, no gardening because i can't crouch and i can't go shopping for more than an hour!
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hi daisy,
hardware removal is your surgeon's decision or yours?
It looks like you have developed ankle arthritis also.

Can you put your ankle X-rays in this forum?

regards
abhijeet
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