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Hi Have a bolt in the leg after surgery 6 months ago where

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Have a bolt in the leg after surgery 6 months ago where both the tibia and fibia was broken. Told that I must decide if I want it out for anything from 4-10 months. Have a little pain and a protrusion of the lower bracket just above the ankle that was soft (water?) But starts and become harder. Is 51 years 1.92cm and 110kg jobs in IT consulting.
If I take it out what are the risk factors and what would you recommend? And how long are normally off work after such removal of the bolt? Do you have to walk with crutches and do not charge for such removal?
Thank you
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Orthopaedics
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
If there is no pain or problem, you can leave it in.

If it is determined that it needs to come out...about 6 to 12 weeks for full recovery...up and about in 1 to 3 weeks.

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