Metal construction removal

A surgical procedure for the removal of a metal construction is indicated after previous osteosynthesis or other surgeries during which special implants were used. It is usually done after 1 year, when the bones heal completely.

How Is the Surgery Performed?

The procedure is performed under regional, spinal, or general anesthesia. Time in surgery is individual and depends on the number of metal constructions and anatomic location.
The surgical procedure involves an open approach. Surgical incisions through which the implants are removed are usually placed at the site of scars. Metal constructions are removed by using special instruments.
The extent of operation depends on the bones from which the implants are removed:

  • A large-scale surgical procedure for the removal of a metal construction, when implants are removed from the humerus or the femur (long bones of a human);
  • A moderate-scale surgical procedure for the removal of a metal construction, when implants are removed from the forearm bones, tibia, or clavicle;
  • A small-scale surgical procedure for the removal of a metal construction, when implants are removed from the bones of the hand and foot.

What Should be Known After Surgery?

  • The wound should be redressed 1-2 times per week;
  • The sutures are removed after 10-14 days;
  • Routine activities can be resumed when the surgical wounds heal completely;
  • Specific postoperative care guidelines depend on the extent of surgery.

Price list

Service name Price
Consultation with a surgeon 30 €
Service name Price
Metal removal 555 - 660 €