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How long are the pins and screws used to repair bones last?
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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: "Forever"
The hardware used to repair bone is usually stainless steel or a titanium alloy.
It can last for one’s lifetime. There is one caveat, if a fracture does not heal then the screws, plates, rods, etc., used in fracture fixation can fail, that is, break. Also if the fracture does not heal screws or wires can start to back out and cause some problems that could make it necessary to remove them.

In brief: "Forever"
The hardware used to repair bone is usually stainless steel or a titanium alloy.
It can last for one’s lifetime. There is one caveat, if a fracture does not heal then the screws, plates, rods, etc., used in fracture fixation can fail, that is, break. Also if the fracture does not heal screws or wires can start to back out and cause some problems that could make it necessary to remove them.
Dr. Robert Levine
Dr. Robert Levine
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Years
They dony fail unless the fracture dosnt' heal otherwise they last a lifetime theu dont have to be routinely removed unless some problem arises.

In brief: Years
They dony fail unless the fracture dosnt' heal otherwise they last a lifetime theu dont have to be routinely removed unless some problem arises.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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