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I broke both bones of my right forearm 14 months ago. Both plates should be removed or not?

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Dr. Tim Schrader
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

If the plates are not causing any problems then there is typically less risk leaving them in.

In brief: No

If the plates are not causing any problems then there is typically less risk leaving them in.
Dr. Tim Schrader
Dr. Tim Schrader
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not really

Removing the plates would require another surgery; any procedure come with some risk, thus if the plates are not infected, your have no unbearable pain or discomfort due to the plates, there is no reason to have them removed.

In brief: Not really

Removing the plates would require another surgery; any procedure come with some risk, thus if the plates are not infected, your have no unbearable pain or discomfort due to the plates, there is no reason to have them removed.
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Dr. Claude Parola
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