A 38-year-old member asked:
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I have bunion surgery a year ago - take screws out, what to do?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
If they hurt: Otherwise can leave them in.
Answered on Oct 10, 2016

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YES: THEY COULD BECOME LOOSE. IF YOU FEEL PAIN YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR SURGEON ASAP. GET IT REMOVED OR REPLACED IF NEEDED.
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