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what is the worst thing that can happen to my arm with a metal plate if i got electrocuted? should i go to the er?

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Need more info: What do you mean electrocuted? Regardless of the metal plate in your arm you could die depending on the voltage. You could also get a severe burn and if you have a pacemaker it might affect that adversely. If you are still alive and breathing when "electrocuted" get to an ER ASAP.

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