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Broke ankle after trauma, surgery to put plate and pins, constant headaches. Is it due to immobility?

i fell down 4 steps at my home. i went to the er and found that i broke my ankle in 3 places and dislocated it. i have since had surgery where a plate and pins were put in the outside of my left foot . the inside had a cut where it was dislocated so i couldnt get that fixed. the bone there is cracked and in the back cracked. it has been alittle over 2 weeks since this has happened now im having headaches about every da. could this be from having to sit around and not being active or should i consult my doctor
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Hello. Welcome to hcm.
Headache after surgery is due to CSF leak which happens when anesthesia is given at back. If the headche had started on 2nd day with decreasing by sleeping with out a pillow,it is most commonly leak. You need not worry and continue taking rest and sleeping with out pillow.
Rarely it can be a side effect of drugs like antibiotics etc.
If the pain doesnt come down in a week,then you need a consultation with your doctor to rule out others causes and treated accordingly.
All the best

Answered: Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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