I broke my finger and the surgery required placing two titanium screws in my finger. My finger is a mess--hasn't healed properly. The surgeons says it's my "biology". My finger over-reacted and grew more bone than it should have, etc. Surgeon suggests a second surgery to work on the tendons, ligaments, which have fused together causing my finger to be bent. The extra bone growth could be a sensitivity to the titanium, or just my body over-reacting to the breaking of a bone (which both strike me as very CFS/immune response my body is having). Does anyone know anything about titanium reactions? I've had the fecal heavy metal testing done and my nickel and mercury are high. Basically, I'm sure my body is very sensitive to all this stuff, due to the CFS. Now I'm worried--what health problems might it cause to have these screws in? I don't think they can be removed. Thanks!