Chirurgische Praxis Alstertal Heegbarg 14 22391 Hamburg Tel: +49 (0) 40 602 30 06

Plate/Screw/Nail Implant removal

Hand Surgery and Surgical Practice Alstertal Germany Hamburg Poppenbuettel – Tel: +49-(0)40-602 30 06


Removal of plates / screws / wires after bone healing. Modern implants, made from titanium (as we use it) normally must not be removed. However, there are some reasons for removal: The implant causes mechanical problems, the tissue layer above the implant ist thin, pain with no other explanation, and least: if the patient wants to have the implants removed.


If it has to be done: Operation

Operative procedure

Local anaesthesia, also general anaesthesia is possible; complete removal of the Implants. Usually the “old” scar will be  reopened. If necessary, Excision of extended scars and (always) accurate stitching.

What’s next

No Plaster, mostly recovery in short time.


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  • Dr. med. Stefan Peters
    Trauma Surgery
    General Surgeon

    Dr. med. Stephan Berg
    General Surgeon
    Trauma Surgery

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