You are having a metal device sited as part of this surgery. The commonest devices are screws, plates and staples. Mr Dawe will discuss this with you ahead of your operation. Most metalwork can be safely left in place without removal. These devices are only helpful in the short period (3 months or so) after surgery whilst the bones heal. Occasionally metalwork needs removal after surgery in a separate operation.
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