Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online

Tibia and fibula are broken after a fall. Put rod with screws in the leg. Severe pain in the leg after screws are removed. Why?

2 years ago I fell and broke my fibia and tibia . I had immediate surgery and the put a rod with screws in my leg. I had the screws taken out about a year ago. Now I am having constant pain in that leg. I have seen several orthopedic doctors and no one knows why I am having this pain. I had a bone scan and a white blood scan and they both showed nothing. I have recently seen a foot specialist and he gave me a cortisone shot in my ankle. I still have a lot of pain. Can you please tell me what I should do.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  95
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
Radiologist 's  Response
May 2014
Thanks for writing in.

The legs also have nerves apart from bones, muscles and vessels. It might be that your fracture has healed well but there is constant irritation to the peroneal nerve in the area. This can be causing constant pain. Cortisone is a steroid and it works for many people. You have not mentioned if the pain has recently gone down. You may get a second opinion from another orthopedician and discuss your situation in detail. If it is nerve related pain, partivular medications need to be taken.

Hope thishelps
Answered: Sun, 1 Dec 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor