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A 22-year-old female asked:

is it metallic patent screws that hold fracture distal radius in position and alignment? don't know word in between metallic and screws. starts with p

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Blue plate special..: How about "metallic plate and screws". This combination of hardware is commonly used for wrist fractures.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Plate: One way to fix a radius fracture is with a metallic plate and screws. I suspect that is what you are referring to.

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