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I am a 63 yr. old female (w/osteoporosis) who a had radial

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I am a 63 yr. old female (w/osteoporosis) who a had radial distal fracture April. 28.w/a titanium plate and 9 screws. Being a life-ling very sensitive person , I have concerns re leaving the plate in. When is it best to remove it? And how do I decided to remove or let it remain?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Titanium plates and screws are considered safe medically nowadays after numerous studies.
These plates should remain in at least 6 months to ensure proper healing.
If you develop persistent pain, or numbness or swelling or any restriction of the movement, then you should consider them removed.
Please discuss with your surgeon also.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****