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Undergone ankle replacement surgery after accident. Bump has appeared on fibule. What is it?

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Back in July I was in a terrible car wreck and shattered my ankle. After undergoing surgery the surgeon replaced my ankle with a cadaver ankle and a metal plate and screws. Recently I have been experiencing a lot of problems with my fibula and over the last couple days a knot/bump has began to form about six inches from my ankle (on my fibula) where the metal plate is located. I was wondering what the bump is and where it is from?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Nov 2013
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Hello,

Thanks for writing to us,

I have studied your case with diligence.

You may need to do X ray and blood investigation.
There is possibility of graft acceptability issue,

If required you may need MRI ankle for soft tissue involvement.
Till time you can use supportive splint or brace.
Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
Answered: Wed, 27 Nov 2013
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