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Had leg fracture and compartment syndrome. Have arthritis in knee and ankle. Now pain. Common?

About 20 yrs ago i fractured my right leg compound fracture i also had compartment syndrome leg was sliced open either side..i had rod put into leg through the knee down to the ankle..but suffered a non union so had rod replaced with a stronger one..then another replacement rod after that inserted then removed a yr later..i now have athritis in the knee and ankle...but i still get a lot of pain in the fracture area and were the screws were inserted for the rod is this common yrs after surgery
Asked On : Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi thanks for the query.

Since you you had a fracture and two surgeries on your leg there might be some form wear and tear inside your joints of ankle and knee. If there is pain in the fractured area I would like to get your leg xrayed at your local orthopaedician. He might rule out any other problems associated with rod inside.
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