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Why did you have the x-ray? Were you having pain/discomfort?
Unfortunately, it is going to be hard to find an orthopedic surgeon that will want to remove the screws because it has been stable since 1997. Removing the screws can weaken the bone and cause many complications down the road such as infections and higher risk of fractures.
Can you feel the screws through your skin?
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