A boxer, the old man, suffered severe pain in his right forearm after hitting his boxing gloves.
The patient suffered a right radius backbone fracture 19 months ago and was treated with titanium reconstruction plates for minimally invasive plate fixation.
The radiography shows that there is a stress fracture under the near-side screw hole of the steel plate.
The forearm is protected with splints for 6 weeks and the fracture is healed.
Due to the various properties of titanium, including corrosion resistance and biological compatibility, the titanium plate is superior to the stainless steel plate.
The removal of this steel plate is not common in our hospital, but it may be necessary for patients who are actively involved in certain sports.