A 63-year-old male asked:
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type of titanium-used in neck surgery?

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Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Be more specific: What did you have done? Spinal fusion? Titanium is just that, it's a non ferromagnetic metal, so it doesn't affect airport screening devices or MRI scanners. You need to provide more details and let us know what is your concern to better help you.
Answered on Jul 29, 2020
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
varies: Titanium is used in many spinal implants used in neck surgery. It is quite inert and unusual to have a reaction to and is also very MRI compatable. In the neck titanium is used to produce many of the plates, screws, and even cages used to fix the cervical spine. Titanium can be used in a relatively pure form or can be used in conjunction with other materials as well, thank you for the question.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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