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Should i get the screw out of my scaphoid bone in my hand?

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Dr. Barry Marged
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In brief: Depends

Generally, the screws or pins or plates are meant to be left in.
No reason to remove unless causing problems. They can break, move, elicit an unexpected reaction from the body [they are a foreign object and the body may recognize them as such. If no problems, they are best left in.

In brief: Depends

Generally, the screws or pins or plates are meant to be left in.
No reason to remove unless causing problems. They can break, move, elicit an unexpected reaction from the body [they are a foreign object and the body may recognize them as such. If no problems, they are best left in.
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