A 56-year-old female asked:
How hard is it to get titanuim rod and screws out of femur? is there statistic on it it breaking the bone again on removal? had it 8 months
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Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Fairly easy: The screws could strip but in general come out easily. The rod is then pulled out in general that too comes out easily. There is always a risk of fracturing the bone but in my experiencethe rods come out very smoothly
good luck discuss with your ortho
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Last updated Apr 30, 2018
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