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I am having pain after putting screw in knee by surgery

i am 19 years old and i had a knee surgery 8 months ago where my doctor re-aligned my knee cap and the had to break a bone and move it over, then he put a screw in it to hold the bone in place. i went to physical therapy and did all of the exercises but still the screw is very painful if i squat, bent down, step hard, jump, or cross my legs while laying down (where my other leg rests on the area where the screw is). is there anything i can do to ease the pain? or what do you suggest i do?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Feb 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
you can go for screw removal
Consult an orthopedic surgeon for the same
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Answered: Sun, 20 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Joey's  Response
Hi there,
At your age it should heal quickly. And if your activity is back to normal which I assume it is(since you mention you can run, jump and squat), that indicates your bones would have healed by now and the screws can be removed if x-ray indicates the bones are fine.

Screw removal is a simple procedure which takes ten minutes usually. Time to go back to your orthopaedician and plan for screw removal.

Answered: Sun, 20 Feb 2011
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