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what type of metal do they use for bone reconstructive surgery

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Various: There are many metal types used. Most are alloys and are not one metal. Some plates are stainless steel. Some are titanium. Most nails or rods are ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies: alloys: The combination of metals used has varied over the years with titanium being one popular metal. However each company may have a proprietary metal allo ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ring
31 years experience Hand Surgery
It's : It's disappointing when there isn't a fix. Even with all the advances in our field, we orthopaedic surgeons have to manage this on a daily basis. ... Read More
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Second Opinion: It's unclear from your question why you had two surgeries and the exact nature and cause of your pain. Along with a pain management specialist, i wou ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pain medication: Over the counter medications like Advil and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help for minor pain. If you required more pain relief then narcotic pain medic ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Use a donut seat: Although it's unlikely you'll need reconstructive surgery, i'd recommend getting a consult to see if purchasing a donut seat for your chair.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J.Milo Sewards
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Material Properties: Of the different types of metal available to use in surgery, titanium is the most similar to bone in its properties, mostly meaning its stiffness. It ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Titanium: Most these days are made of titanium. Old ones used to be stainless steel.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Different metals : Different companies use different types of metal for their surgical hardware. They are usually made of metals such as titanium alloys, or other alloy ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hands heal more-: -rapidly than other long bones of the body. I usually would wait until imaging shows complete healing. Then when the hardware is removed U have 2 B pr ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Review: Review this with your orthopedic doctor. It may or may not be safe to remove your plate. You should be able to do karate with the plate in place. All ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cerv spondy: Arthritis equates to bone spurs. In the absence of pinched nerve pain, no surgical treatment is necessary. Pt alone is likely sufficient. However, if ... Read More
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