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Offline domesi2

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Tibial screw post ACL reconstruction
« on: July 14, 2010, 04:26:09 PM »
Hi, I had a hamstring graft, ACL reconstruction 8 days ago. I was x-rayed post op and given them to take home with me. The consultant didn't have a chance to see the x-rays.
I have been recovering well and keeping the swelling down but while doing bending exercises I get a sharp (cutting) pain behind my knee to one side (the outside).
Looking at the front on x-ray view, I have noticed that the screw in my tibia passes through the bone and the point sticks out the other side (between the tibia and the fibula) by about 8-10mm.
Is that normal? Could this be a cause of my pain?
« Last Edit: July 15, 2010, 03:59:48 PM by domesi2 »

Offline Jond

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Re: Tibial screw post ACL reconstruction
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 11:44:25 AM »
It's not normal by the sound of things, but surgeons do it surprisingly often.
Once the graft has taken you could have screw removed, or replaced with shorter