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surgery on spiral fracture aug. 25/14 steel and screws severely irritating still. pain also up into upper leg. could metal be removed early safely?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Keep in 9-12 months: Generally speaking hardware does not routinely need to be removed. BUT, when it remains significantly symptomatic and with proof of solid fracture healing, hardware can be safely removed about 9-12 months after your type of fracture
Answered on Mar 18, 2015
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