Many patients ask me, during their discussion of surgery, if the screws, wires, pins or plates that will be used during their surgery will set off the alarm at the airports. This has not happened yet and should not be a problem. If, during a heightened security alert, this did happen, you would be able to show and explain why this caused the alarm to be triggered. They would then inspect your surgical site with their hand wand. You can also get a note from the Doctor before traveling explaining that you had surgery and do have surgical hardware in your foot.
If you are contemplating surgery on your foot, give Harvey R. Danciger, DPM located in the Coachella Valley of California a call or schedule an appointment from our website.