Does Clavicle Hardware Need To Be Removed Or Can It Stay In For Life?
Q: Dr. Eppley, When do u put the device to hold the bone together in clavicle reductions for shoulder reshaping? Does it need to be removed or can it stay in for life?
A: The only reason to ever remove clavicle fixation hardware is if it becomes too visible over time (most common reason) or causes discomfort. (rare)
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon
North Meridian Medical Building
12188-A North Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (317) 706-4444
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