The Bone That Was Placed On The Pen Was Swollen Due To The Impact.?

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Hello, I have a question. I am 15 years old. 1 year 4 months ago I broke a bone in my shin and had a pen inserted. About 1 week ago my leg hit my friend’s leg while swimming. Then a few days ago my leg was slightly swollen in the impact area. Is my pen displaced or is it only temporarily swollen? thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Marcha,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Impact on the leg that has been operated on is very possible and unavoidable. The existence of a shift from the pen or not can be determined by X-ray examination and depends on how much pressure was created during the impact. In your case where a pen has been inserted for 1 year and 4 months, it can be said that the bone has been healing for a long time. There is a need for evaluation by the doctor who treated you before to ensure that the healing process is going well. The healing process is not good or hampered can lead to certain complications which may be triggered by the impact you experienced before causing swelling that occurs in your feet. Here are some conditions that you can think of to cause swelling in your feet:

Arthritis. Inflammation of the joints and around the bones Bone infection The condition of myositis ossificans. There is improper bone growth that occurs in the muscle area around the injured area. There is a disturbance of the blood vessels in the area where there is a collision. There is a nervous breakdown that occurs in the area of ​​the injury. Compartment syndrome. This condition occurs when there is injury to nerves and muscles. If in your case where it has not been an evaluation or re-examination, it is advisable to check with the doctor who has treated you before, whether the swelling is temporary or a serious condition, it all depends on the results of the doctor's examination later. And also whether or not further examinations such as X-rays of the feet are needed to see the condition of the bones and pens that are currently still in your leg bones. Thus, treatment can be done according to your condition.

That's what I can say, hopefully it's useful.

Greetings, dr. Tiwi

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