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Posted by: Viv Steyn | 2008/11/19

Reinforcing steel plates

I would like to know what kind of steel is used for the plates and screws used in reinforcing bone fractures, and is it necessary for these to be surgically removed eventually? If so, why?

I await your response.

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Dear Viv
This is not really in my field of expertise, but you can ask the shoulder expert who is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon.

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