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I broke my humerous in 2002 and got a plate implant in 2003 but the bone hasn't healed and the plate is trying to come out with pus, what can I do?

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Dr. Howard Epps
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Difficult problem

You have a difficult problem that may take several operations and several months to cure.
You should see an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive trauma.

In brief: Difficult problem

You have a difficult problem that may take several operations and several months to cure.
You should see an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive trauma.
Dr. Howard Epps
Dr. Howard Epps
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Dr. Jack Choueka
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Seek attention

Draining pus, a non healing bone and a moving plate are signs of an infected nonunion.
If this s the case it must be treated. Range of treatments include plate removal placement of antibiotics. Replating of bone.

In brief: Seek attention

Draining pus, a non healing bone and a moving plate are signs of an infected nonunion.
If this s the case it must be treated. Range of treatments include plate removal placement of antibiotics. Replating of bone.
Dr. Jack Choueka
Dr. Jack Choueka
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