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Weird pop in lower leg right leg after tib/fib fracture

I recently fractured both my tib/fib about 2weeks ago. I had a titanium rod and two screws put in and was told weight bearing as tolerated immediately after. I recently got the splint off a two days ago and started working on improving ROM and strength. I put some weight on it today at a slight angle going from the floor to the couch with no pain and felt a pop from the left ankle of my right leg all the way up the bone to the left side of my knee. After examining it there's no excess swelling that wasn't already there or pain and I was just wondering if this is normal during the recovery phase with things shifting around or if I need to get it checked out by a doctor. No pain just freaked me out
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replied February 8th, 2015
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on the description such popps can occur especially after prolonged immobility. It doesn't seem like a fracture or dislocation. to have peace of mind you may go to your nearest E.R and get it checked. An x ray may be advised if the doctor on call feels the need to be sure.

wishing you best of health


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replied February 9th, 2015
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I to agree with Muhammand Khalil. After my IM nailing; unfortunately the severity of my breaks, I wasn't able to put any type of weight for almost 5 months, but when I did... all kinds of crunching of the tendons and popping from my ankle, and my knee occurred.

Good luck healing!

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