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Had surgery for broken ulna. Pain in the wrist and forearm. Do I need to get the plate removed?

Hey.I had surgery for a badly broken Unla on Christmas eve 2011.I have a metal plate in my arm with 9 screws.Its been over a year now and i have been working for about 2 weeks in Warehousing,merchandising and pick packing ,For the past 3 days i have been getting a slight pain in my wrist and sometimes up the left side of my forearm on my left arm.Does the mean some of my nerves are irritated and that i need to remove my plate ?
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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Get an xray done to see the status of bone and implant(plate and screws). If there is sign of bone infection or implant loosening, Plate removal might required. I suggest yo to consult your orthopaedician for the same.
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Answered: Sun, 25 Aug 2013
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