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I had a ACL repair 2 yrs ago. What are the chances the screw in my bone would come back out?

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Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology
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In brief: It's possible

It is possible that your screw can work its way out, or cause discomfort in situ.
If this happens, talk with your surgeon, as he/she may be able to easily remove the screw if your repair has sufficiently healed. This usually requires local anesthesia with sedation, or occassionally a general anesthesia to quickly remove the screw.

In brief: It's possible

It is possible that your screw can work its way out, or cause discomfort in situ.
If this happens, talk with your surgeon, as he/she may be able to easily remove the screw if your repair has sufficiently healed. This usually requires local anesthesia with sedation, or occassionally a general anesthesia to quickly remove the screw.
Dr. Scott Roethle
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Dr. Ronald Krinick
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: UNLIKELY

Acl surgery is a reconstruction with a graft.
The fixation can be a screw but it rarely moves. If it does it can be removed.

In brief: UNLIKELY

Acl surgery is a reconstruction with a graft.
The fixation can be a screw but it rarely moves. If it does it can be removed.
Dr. Ronald Krinick
Dr. Ronald Krinick
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