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How does a bone with titanium plate break?
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Didnt heal
A plate is placed to hold a bone in place and allow healing.
If the bone goes on to nonunion (doesnt heal), the plate is subjected to stress and will eventually break. It is also possible to fracture the treated bone above or below the plate.

In brief: Didnt heal
A plate is placed to hold a bone in place and allow healing.
If the bone goes on to nonunion (doesnt heal), the plate is subjected to stress and will eventually break. It is also possible to fracture the treated bone above or below the plate.
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