I had the same surgery done on both legs back in 2017 and screws removed 2018. My right leg ended up rejecting the hardware to the point you could actually see the screw heads shape in my skin…along with it was an abnormal painful bump. Dr decided since we were going in to remove those we might as well remove the ones in the left leg as well. Everything has healed wonderfully. However I will state my right tibia has daily pain that has required me to return to physical therapy and wear a daily brace for support but we believe this to be bc my right knee became infected a week after surgery.