Can the steel plates planted to heal a fracture in my hand be removed after 5 years? - Online Doctor Chats
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i met with an accident on may 4 2007. Major accident. and my forearm had a fractured. Anda i have a some steel plates planted in my hand. So its almost five years as of now.
so eat u think whether i can go for anther operation to remove the plates or not.. bcoz i dont know whether the fractured bone is cured or not?
*eat = what..
Was any x XXXXXXX done recently
after the surgery?
What did the doctors say to you during that time?
but even that been three years as o now..
It depends on whether it has united or not
If it is they will consider removal .
they said nothing regarding removing.. they just informed me about when ever i want to i can replace its not an emergency
But they will need to do an x XXXXXXX are you going for follow up
When did you last XXXXXXX them?
well i use to.. but for the last 3-4 years i havent seen him. bcoz will relocating i lost few documents..
It is ok if you lost
You can XXXXXXX them atleast once a year,how are the movements
k.. so should i consult him or i can consult any?
never was a problem.
You can go to HOSMAT if you are in bangalore
So movement are fine?
No restrictions, no pain?
yes.. very comfortable
Any swelling anytime?
no.. even from the time i discharged from the hospital i never had pain..
Ok that is good
It does look like it is healed,
was both radius and ulna invoved?
k.. and is it essential to be removed or i need it to remove it..
i have no idea abt it..
some doctors remove it
some do not
It depends on how the healing process is.
Personally i feel it is ok if present.
well i actly heard that its not safer to have some metals in your body .. because recently i heard that because of having this kind of plated his arm was disarmed through an operation to prevent further loss>>??
can it be True?
*having this kind of plates in his arm was disarmed ...
he might have developed infection during surgery
Not becuase of implants
k.. its no prob if i have it for few more years..
Nowadays they use titanium implants
which are highly rated as the best
No possible cases of corrosion or fracture due to this
There is no problem, you can keep it or remove it,
Just need to discuss everything with doctor all the factors
and if i under go operation hw much of time do i need to spend to cure completely ..
sure.. will go sooner..
How old are you?
do you have any more queries
well as of now.. no ..
Ok, kindly login for further queries
sure.. thanks alot..
you are welcome
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