mick sultana 9:02am May 18 2017
Hi SAM ANTHA,
I broke my leg 3 years ago, I have 3 plates and 13 screws and I am reminded of them every day.
They like to keep hardware in for a few years (depending on the healing process) usually.
The hardware is your friend right now so I would not be in to much of a rush to have it removed.
Good luck with the recovery.