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Can 3 screws in my metacarpal set off metal detectors in airports?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
I would not think that 3 small screws in a metacarpal bone would set off metal detectors but they could with the advances in scanning technology at airports.
If you have any documentation relating to the surgery you received that could be helpful. If not I am sure they would just use a wand scanner to focus on areas of concern and only your hand should trigger a positive response.

In brief: Possibly
I would not think that 3 small screws in a metacarpal bone would set off metal detectors but they could with the advances in scanning technology at airports.
If you have any documentation relating to the surgery you received that could be helpful. If not I am sure they would just use a wand scanner to focus on areas of concern and only your hand should trigger a positive response.
Dr. Jason Campbell
Dr. Jason Campbell
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Not nearly enough.

In brief: No
Not nearly enough.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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