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Is It Necessary To Remove Screws In The Ankle Joint

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Question: Is it necessary to remove screws in the ankle joint after recovery from ankle fracture. What needs to be done to strengthen the ankles after fracture recovery or
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Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar (18 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not necessary to remove the screws.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
After an ankle surgery, if the bones are healed well and there is no pain or discomfort then the screws can be left inside also. It is not necessary to remove the screws. If you are having any pain or restriction of movement due to the crews and X-ray shows that the fracture has healed well then the removal of screws can be planned.
Regular calcium supplements and -physiotherapy exercises will help in stregthening the healing and the adjoining muscles.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.

Wishing you good health.

Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Note: For further queries, consult a joint and bone specialist, an Orthopaedic surgeon. Book a Call now.

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Is It Necessary To Remove Screws In The Ankle Joint

Brief Answer: Not necessary to remove the screws. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. After an ankle surgery, if the bones are healed well and there is no pain or discomfort then the screws can be left inside also. It is not necessary to remove the screws. If you are having any pain or restriction of movement due to the crews and X-ray shows that the fracture has healed well then the removal of screws can be planned. Regular calcium supplements and -physiotherapy exercises will help in stregthening the healing and the adjoining muscles. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal