A 23-year-old male asked:
What are some indications that surgical implants (rod and screws) should be removed from a broken femur?
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Surgery - Plastics 22 years experience
Healed : Sometimes orthopedic surgeons remove hardware once a fracture has proven to be healed on x-rays. Other times for infection or erosion through the skin.
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