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Had surgery to repair the broken wrist. Blood clot in the wrist, fingers amputated. Can you explain how did this happen?

Two years ago I fell broke my wrist and had surgery to repair with a striker plate and screws, now two years later I developer blood clots in my wrist which led to amputation of several fingers, could this be caused by the striker plate, I ask because I am so afraid of it happening again and also curious as to why I did not get clots anywhere else. Thank you. Donnabell bowler. YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi, I read your question and I do not think a plate will cause blood clots in the arm after two years from putting it unless it has very bad position.

are you smoker or diabetic or do you have serious heart disease or have other medical conditions that can cause blood clots.
your doctor should be able to investigate any medical causes of thrombosis.

and if no cause found then the plate can be removed if it is worrying you.

Answered: Wed, 11 Sep 2013
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