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Broke tibia, fibia in accident. Titanium rod inserted in tibia with screws. Shin part above foot is hard,slightly swollen. Can anything be done?

Hello Doctors I broke my tibia and fibia in a motorcycle accident. A titanium rod was inserted in the tibia and a few screws were used to tighten the rod. The last operation was done on 26 Dec 2012. Slightly more than two months have passed and yet the shin part above my foot is hard and slightly swollen. Can anything be done about the swelling? Or do I let the swelling go away through time? Thanks. Koh
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

Thanks for writing to Healthcare magic,

I have studied your case,

You will have to first confirm that fracture has united or not by taking X ray and clinical examination.
swelling which is hard can be due to callus formation around fracture site.
There is also possibility of backing off of screw used for locking rod.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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