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Metal Plate Screw
My father fractured his leg bout 3yrs ago n the doc fix it by putting metal plate, screws. Now the doc wnt to rmove it but he rfused. Is it necessary?
Hardware removal: Orthopedic plates and screws are removed for a number of reasons. Infection, loose hardware, and pain are common reasons for hardware removal. ...Read more
Yes: Often times these are left permanently.Get a more detailed answer ›
I broke my fibula in 2 places a year ago, had surgery 4 days after incident, now I have a metal plate & 8 screws. Lost most motion. Swells, hurts, why?
Seek help!: If you have lost motion in your limb (I'm assuming that is what you mean in your post), then you need to seek immediate medical care. Swelling can also be due to a blood clot, or infection of hardware. Again, this constellation of symptoms requires more evaluation, probably in an emergency room. Good luck! ...Read more
My left ankle is two inches bigger than my right due to severe swelling, often painful. Is it because of the metal plate and screws? It's been a year
Hi there , basically i had surgery on my left ankle 4 years ago roughly I have a metal plate and screw on the outside and 2 pins on the inside. ?
Hi there ,
basically i had surgery on my left ankle 4 years ago roughly
i have a metal plate and screw on the outside and 2 pins on the inside.
ORIF surgery for snapped clavicle (metal plate & 6 screws) would you agree that one day off school, one week wearing the sling is sufficient 13 yr boy?
Wouldn't try: This is information that the operating surgeon would have and decide. A full understanding of all factors in the case, including the injury prior to the surgery, the kids early response and present physical findings it is never wise to second guess the recommendations of the operating surgeon. ...Read more
Had 2 operations on big toe, now it is inch shorter. First for demi joint, second metal plate w/screws. Now 6 yrs. On & off strong electrical pain. ?
Broke my 3rd meta carpal 3 weeks ago, how can move my finger fine but where they placed a metal plate and 4 screws burn, should i go to the dri?
Scar tissue: Return to your treating MD for evaluation; consider therapy specific for hand ...Read more
Does anyone know if a metal plate with 6 screws in ankle will set off the detectors in the airport?
I want to amputate my foot after a surgery that put a metal plate and six screws in and it didn't work and now I'm in pain how do I tell my doctor?
Hello, is it possible to have cervicle fusion without the use of metal plates and screws. I heard they are only there to secure the fusion. ?
RARELY: One level cervical can be performed successfully, they are rarely performed. Anterior extrusion of the bone graft may occur interfering with swallowing. The use of hardware is designed to provide a stable environment to assist in maturation of the fusion, this is especially important in patient who smoke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Broken arm with metal plates and screws. my elbow has shifted all the way into my upper arm, tingling, pain, out of touch with reality please help?
Elbow dysfunction : It's really time to see your primary physician and an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I crushed my tibia femur on my leg 7yrs ago n metal plates/rods/screws are holding my leg together n i'm in a lot of pain but no doc could help me?
Leg pain: Please see a certified pain doctor they can help you. ...Read more
Usually not: But may be close to a peripheral nerve, and potential of irritation from instrumentation or perhaps scarring. You may have initially injured a nerve, and the tingling is a sign of regeneration. Your surgeon can check this out, but likely not a major threat or issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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