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Have external fixator on leg for fracture and dislocated ankle. Infected dimple. What causes this?

I had an external fixator on my lower right leg almost 6 years ago for a tib-fib compound fracture and severely dislocated ankle. 2 of the pin sites on the upper part of my calf got infected as I was healing . The one that was not severely infected left a dimple in my leg. What causes this? I ve seen this in other folks who have had surgery that penetrated a bone. Thanks!
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for writing your query
After going through the brief description of yours. The dimple following pinning of bone along with infection is because of fibrosis/scaring of tissues.
Take care and I shall be glad to answer any further query.
Dr.chugh Orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Fri, 4 Apr 2014
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