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Hi so I thought I had a metal rod in my foot following a surgery and after an x-ray they found nothing but they did say there was a bone near the ankle that was slightly out of place so I was sent to a specialist. I was told that it was a loose body near the ankle and that it's insignificant and is nothing to worry about as I feel no pain and I am not restricted in any way. Can you tell me more? He said you can get it from playing sports. Are loose bodies common?

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replied March 13th, 2017
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Do as directed, with no pain and discomfort this anatomical variation can be ignored and not to worry about.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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