What is The Longevity of Stainless Steel Hardware

Calendar May 24, 2018

Question: I suffered midshaft radius fracture of left forearm in the year 2009 and was treated with ORIF wherein plates, and screws made of stainless steel were used. Sir, my question is ” Can stainless steel made plates be kept implanted in my radius bone forever? Is there any longevity of such plates?

Dr. Foreman– Unless the hardware is in some way bothering you the plate and screws can stay in the forearm forever.  They will not cause any problem with the bone or the rest of your body.

Azalea Orthopedics Specializes in Special Cases

When it comes to hardware removal, Azalea Orthopedics is blessed to have several surgeons who are well equipped to handle complicated cases.  If you have hardware that is uncomfortable or that is causing problems for you, contact an Azalea specialist today.

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