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07-11-2013, 01:43 PM
I lost a lot of weight after the surgery, but now I am six pounds heavier than before the surgery. I wonder - how much does the hardware weight? I have titanium screws and stainless steel rods.

07-11-2013, 03:40 PM
My surgeon said hardly anything-- not to be considered a factor in the weight area. I don't know about how the others will "weigh in" on this topic though. (I also have SS rods)

07-11-2013, 06:23 PM
I've heard it's very little as well.

Irina, my weight rose a couple of kilos in the first six months. I put it down to less activity, but after 6 months I felt really good and life returned to normal and my weight gradually returned to my usual 61 kilos and stayed there.

07-11-2013, 10:24 PM
I thought 2-3 pounds.

jane d
07-11-2013, 10:43 PM
My surgeon, Dr. Lenke, said about 3 lbs.

07-12-2013, 09:05 AM
The titanium screws weigh very little. The SS rods may weigh ~pound.

07-12-2013, 03:20 PM
Dr. Lenke told me three pounds.

07-12-2013, 04:29 PM
Irina: I tried to look this up on the internet and to my surprise, I found a thread from 2008 started by debbei: Thread: How much does my hardware weigh?

It is very interesting and funny, especially Ed's comments.


PS: Be careful what you post, or you may find yourself in a Google reference!

07-14-2013, 02:50 PM
I don't know, however, I like the idea of subtracting three pounds when I weigh.

07-14-2013, 03:46 PM
It is very interesting and funny, especially Ed's comments.

Oh no!, I must have been in one of those rare moods.....Men are from Mars, you know. The evidence is everywhere. LOL

What did I say? 1.1#?