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Leg injury due to accident, intense pain after long time, unable to move leg. Steep plate inserted from knee to hip. Treatment?

I have a steep plate in my leg from my knee to my hip, shattered from a auto accident. I had it put in about 10 years ago. Lately, I have had a intense pain coming from the location of the plate. I had my doctor order a X-ray in December 2011 and nothing was found. The pain is more intense and is put a limit to my mobility. What could be the problem?
Asked On : Wed, 18 Jul 2012
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I would suggest you to get a repeat X ray and see if there is any sign of metal reaction. If fracture is united and plate is causing you so much pain then it will be better for you to get it removed. Till that time you should take Brufen tablet and avoid long walking. I would also suggest you to get following blood investigations such as WBC,ESR, CRP.
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