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Will stainless plate in arm set off alarms at airport? Told to carry note by surgeon
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Airport alarms
There is no need to carry a card or letter when you travel.
If the security monitor is made more sensitive, hardware or total joint implants can set off the alarm. In this scenario, you will be pulled aside and either scanned by hand by tsa, or some other form of exam. There is nothing you can provide the tsa agent that would prevent the additional exam. Good luck!

In brief: Airport alarms
There is no need to carry a card or letter when you travel.
If the security monitor is made more sensitive, hardware or total joint implants can set off the alarm. In this scenario, you will be pulled aside and either scanned by hand by tsa, or some other form of exam. There is nothing you can provide the tsa agent that would prevent the additional exam. Good luck!
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