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I'm going to have a spine fusion surgery using a metal plate in my back. What are the chances that my body will reject the metal plate?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

The metals and plastics used in surgery are well tolerated.
Some can cause allergy, but happily this is rare.

In brief: Rare

The metals and plastics used in surgery are well tolerated.
Some can cause allergy, but happily this is rare.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Stan Lee
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very low

The large majority of modern spinal instrumentation is made of titanium. Allergy to titanium is exceedingly rare.

In brief: Very low

The large majority of modern spinal instrumentation is made of titanium. Allergy to titanium is exceedingly rare.
Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Minimal

Most studies reports that immune response to spinal hardware is less than 0.
1%. Titanium is mainly used in orthopedic implants today & is very inert. If your surgery include usage of hardware talk to your surgeon. As far as your concern about the hardware, an immune reaction should be the least of your concern.

In brief: Minimal

Most studies reports that immune response to spinal hardware is less than 0.
1%. Titanium is mainly used in orthopedic implants today & is very inert. If your surgery include usage of hardware talk to your surgeon. As far as your concern about the hardware, an immune reaction should be the least of your concern.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Unlikely

The metal used in spinal implants is titanium. It is MRI compatible and rarely causes any type of problem such as host response.

In brief: Unlikely

The metal used in spinal implants is titanium. It is MRI compatible and rarely causes any type of problem such as host response.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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