Induction...safe with metal implant in hand?
Odd question, I know. I'm in the market for a new range to replace our gas (LP) range. Induction has peaked my interest since we already have the appropriate electrical connection. I've read all about potential dangers (or not) of using induction with pacemakers. This is probably a dumb question, and I am going to ask my doctor, but some of you probably know more about induction than my doctor! I have a metal plate & 4 screws in my right hand from where I broke the bone leading to my ring finger. It's been there for 15+ years, and was inserted while I was in college. I have no idea what sort of metal composes the plate. I've read online that metal plates could be made of several types of metals - stainless steel, titanium, etc. The plate is only about 1 - 1-1/4" long, and it's never set off an airport metal detector (for what that's worth). I've never been in any other situation to be concerned about metal in my hand (no MRI, etc).
From what I've read about induction, even if it was a ferrous metal, it's not likely ENOUGH metal to cause a problem. Would that be correct? If it did cause a "problem"...what would that mean - heating of my metal plate? I'm right handed, so that's the hand I'd be using to touch the pots & pans, stir, etc. If it were my left hand, I'd have very little to no worry about it. I seldom use metal spoon while cooking (I much prefer my wooden spoons), but I would imagine if there was any problem it would be while I was touching a pot/pan and/or using a metal spoon. Obviously, I'm not a scientist, but any opinions?