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Will surgical implant(s) in my foot set off the metal detector at the airport?

Most implants used in the foot including screws, plates and joint replacements do not set off the metal detectors at airport.  Even larger implants like hips and knees can sometimes escape detection.  If you have had more extensive foot surgery for a trauma or foot reconstruction implants may set off the detectors, but this is not common.  A simple detector wand over the foot can clear up this problem quickly.

 

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