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How to get screw removed after ACL reconstruction surgery?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Unnecessary

Screws used in acl reconstruction are either absorbable (which means the body will incorporate it), or non absorbable.
A nonabsorbable screw is typically buried in bone and doesn't cause damage to surrounding tissues. If it really needs removal, we must ensure the acl reconstruction has matured completely. Waiting a year after reconstruction before removal is preferred.

In brief: Unnecessary

Screws used in acl reconstruction are either absorbable (which means the body will incorporate it), or non absorbable.
A nonabsorbable screw is typically buried in bone and doesn't cause damage to surrounding tissues. If it really needs removal, we must ensure the acl reconstruction has matured completely. Waiting a year after reconstruction before removal is preferred.
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