A 27-year-old female asked:
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getting a hollow screw taking out of my wrist and carpal tunnel release on the 8th of april. what happens when they take the screw out? first time 4me

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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Hardware in wrist: Once the hardware that is in the bone has been removed it takes 6-8 weeks for that to fill in with new bone. It is important to protect the wrist and hand during that time frame to avoid fractures from occurring.
Answered on Mar 31, 2016
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Removing bone screw: After the anesthetic and the exposure is like a screw in any solid substance. except can be overlying tissue or bone that the surgeon has to remove. A screw hole in healthy good bone is expected to fill in over several months. Depending upon the location of the screw the surgeon may recommend a splint or temporary alteration of activity but that is very individualized. ask you surgeon more
Answered on Apr 17, 2016
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