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A 40-year-old female asked:

I had a back procedure done in may of 2005. i had 2 cadaver bones put in a plate with 6 screws and 6 bolts put in. can the metal ever be taken out?

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
Not easily: Implantable metal can (and is) removed for serious complications, usually infection. This is not a simple procedure, and you will need something in its place. Why do you want the metal out? You should talk to your surgeon.
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