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A 38-year-old member asked:

orthopedic surgery question- is there a cause for concern if there is a broken surgical reamer left inside my ankle?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Not realy: If it is not in the ankle joint, I do not thik there is big cocern.
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Retained reamer?: If the reamer is contained entirely inside your bone it should be fine. We place metal implants in the bone frequently. However, your concerns are best discussed with your surgeon.

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