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Old 06-03-2004, 08:03 AM   #1
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MRI with Titanium plates in jaw?

Hi Everyone,

My new specialist wants me to get an MRI, but now I'm a bit concerned because after having corrective jaw surgery, I have 35 screws and 5 plates in both my upper and lower jaw. They're titanium, so I don't know if they'll cause problems with the magnets? I didn't have a chance to contact the hospital about this yet, so I thought maybe you guys knew.

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Andy

 
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
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Re: MRI with Titanium plates in jaw?

Hi Andy,

It sounds like you've had some major reconstruction done. I had minor (compared to yours) 16 years ago and they used stainless steel screws and wires to hold the bones together. The screws were removed with the 2nd surgery, and wires were used. I still have the wires all through my mandibles. I have had many MRI's since and had no problems.

I knew the titanium plates had been used for quite a while and thought, most likely they would be OK with an MRI. This is what I found. I hope it helps.

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Titanium is the metal of choice for many spinal implants including plates and screws because it has a high resistance to corrosion and fatigue, and is MRI compatible.
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Standard Uses

The unique qualities of titanium prove to be MRI and CT compatible. Titanium is a standard material for orthopedic devices such as hip joints, knee joints, bone screws, bone plates, and dental implants. Titanium screws and plates are devices which have revolutionized the reconstruction of the crainiofacial skeleton. The plates are reasonably easy to bend, but provide rigid fixation for bony tissues. It is used due to the outstanding strength-to-weight ratio of the material and its immunity to body fluids. The body readily accepts titanium since it is more biocompatible than stainless steel or cobalt chrome, thus making it an ideal bioimplant.
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I would be interested in the uncommon procedure your Doctor has mentioned to you.

Cymy Sue

 
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:52 AM   #3
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Re: MRI with Titanium plates in jaw?

Thanks!! I feel much better now. As soon as I find out more about this surgery, I'll definitely let you know!

 
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