Dr. Mark, I had a plate, and 9 screws removed from the outside of my left ankle 6 weeks ago, and the scar has healed great! When I run my hand over the area where my plate was, it feels rough underneath, and I can really feel where the screws were...I know the holes heal over in time, but will it always feel so rough in that area? I ask because I can somewhat feel the roughness under the skin rubbing on the inside of the skin, and am worried that in a few weeks when I'm okay to go riding, it will be uncomfortable in my boot. Any thoughts on this? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Fabian.