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Pain in the foot. Lump in the ankle. Have a metal plate in the ankle after surgery

Hi there , Basically i had surgery on my left ankle 4 years ago roughly I have a metal plate and screw on the outside and 2 pins on the inside. My problem is that i some get pains up the inside of the foot sometimes it even locks up. The tibirail tendon i think and also on the outside of the ankle on the metal plate there seems to be a lump on the side at the top. Any ideas? :| ive suffered with this for along time always in the winter it get worse
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi thanks for the query,
Since the fracture is near to the ankle joint, there would be some form of articular congruity integrity, resulting in some form of locking. Regarding the swelling over the outside of the ankle is due to bursa formation around the plate or screw rubbing against the skin. Some times it could resolve or consult your surgeon for advice. Post surgery in some fractures around the joints you may slightly feel discomfort during winter season.
Answered: Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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