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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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