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I have a lump in my hand where screws were put in for my broken metacarpals. What should I do?

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Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Depends

It is not unusual to notice a lump over your surgical site after a repair of a hand fracture.
This is usually part of the normal inflammatory response. If it has been a while and you can still feel your hardware, you need to decide how much it bothers you. Occasionally, if there is palpable hardware, some surgeons will go back to remove it if it is causing problems.

In brief: Depends

It is not unusual to notice a lump over your surgical site after a repair of a hand fracture.
This is usually part of the normal inflammatory response. If it has been a while and you can still feel your hardware, you need to decide how much it bothers you. Occasionally, if there is palpable hardware, some surgeons will go back to remove it if it is causing problems.
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Nothing

Or see your surgeon.

In brief: Nothing

Or see your surgeon.
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