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Having leg pain after 2 years of leg fracture.

I?m 16 now. When I was 12 I broke my right leg in two places (tibia and fibula or something like that). Anyway, after the cast came off and after all the physiotherapy etc...I?ve come to notice that my leg is twisted so that the foot is pointing out to the right. I.e. when I just stand on my left leg, my knee goes perfectly down over the foot so I can?t see it. When I stand on my right leg, the knee goes down but doesn?t cover my foot because the foot is twisted round to the right slightly. In other words, left foot is 0 degrees off of the left knee but right foot is maybe 30 degrees clockwise off of the right knee. I hope that is clear. Anyway, I was wondering whether there is any PHYSIOTHERAPY I could do to get my foot twisted back?
Asked On : Tue, 29 Dec 2009
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: Hi, from the history that you are providing the deviation that you are noticing would most probably be due to malunion of the fracture segments. Malunion is the condition where in the fractured segments that have united have lost the normal alignment of the bone, which presents as something pointing out. If this is not causing you any problem with walking or any hindrance of moment you can ignore this. But if you want to get rid for any reason (may be cosmetic also) there is one surgery called corrective osteotomy. In which the pointing is removed. As such there is no physiotherapy that addresses your problem.
Answered: Thu, 7 Jan 2010
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