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Can ultraviolet with heat be used on a fractured ankle with

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Can ultraviolet with heat be used on a fractured ankle with plates and pins
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 8 months ago.
Yes, ultraviolet heat does not interfere with the hardware and implants used. However, if this is a recent surgery, then avoid giving heat as it may cause inflammation and swelling. If more than 6 months have passed since the implants were placed, you can use the ultra violet heat lamp.
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 8 months ago.
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