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Medical appliance

Explorer C

I had a surgery, for which I have to wear a medical appliance. It will not make security go off. Will there be a pat down, and will I be questioned about it?


Re: Medical appliance

Aviator A

I would just notify the TSA agent before going through the X-ray machine/metal detector that way they can advise you appropriately on what to do. They might check out the appliance if it sets off an alarm for safety reasons but I don’t think they would do a full pat down unless something alarms somewhere else.