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Hello .fracture plateau of tibia with plate and screw when screw can be removed ?

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Dr. Beau Gedrick
Emergency Medicine

In brief: After it's healed

Surgical hardware is not usually removed unless it is causing a problem like pain, infection, or cosmetics.
There are other things as well but they are not routinely removed. Once the bone is healed completely, then you can talk with your doctor about possible removal of hardware.

In brief: After it's healed

Surgical hardware is not usually removed unless it is causing a problem like pain, infection, or cosmetics.
There are other things as well but they are not routinely removed. Once the bone is healed completely, then you can talk with your doctor about possible removal of hardware.
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