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Staples question

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Started by Paola, Jun 25, 2011 10:47 AM
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    Paola

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Posted June 25, 2011 - 10:47 AM

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Last night while I was drifting off to sleep this question popped to my head: What happens with the staples? Are they left in your stomach forever? Do they rust? Do they come loose at some point?




    Tiffykins

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Posted June 25, 2011 - 10:53 AM

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They are titanium, medical grade staples. The stomach tissue scars over the staples and they are there forever. You can have xrays, ct scans, MRIs without issue.

I have 2 titanium screws in my left knee as well, and they've been there for over 18 years without issue.


They are non-ferrous and will not set off metal detectors.


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Posted June 26, 2011 - 9:58 AM

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They are titanium, medical grade staples. The stomach tissue scars over the staples and they are there forever. You can have xrays, ct scans, MRIs without issue.

I have 2 titanium screws in my left knee as well, and they've been there for over 18 years without issue.


They are non-ferrous and will not set off metal detectors.


Thanks for answering! not worried about the staples anymore.


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Posted June 30, 2012 - 8:13 PM

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I thought the same thing they said they stay in there ...


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