I broke my wrist 4 years ago and had it plated. They said at the time that long term screws etc may cause irritation on tendons and cause trouble and may have to come out. When I ride my bike or use my wrist a lot (ho ho) I get some serious aching.
I went to see the consultant at the hospital (the same one that did the operation as it happened) and he advised that removing the metal work would stop a large amount of the discomfort. However he also said it is the most complex area in the human body to remove plates from, and can be risky.
So he said "are you definitely sure you want to do this?". We I thought I was, what do you suggest? "Well the easiest thing to do would to have not broken your wrist in the first place, its not my place to advise you". Great.
So has anyone been in the same position? Did you have them out? Was it ok? Did it feel a lot better afterwards?