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Hardware removal after tibial fracture has healed

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Description: Results Factors influencing the likelihood of removal were sex and litigation. Factors not influencing the likelihood of removal were age, weight, height, BMI, diameter of IMN, patients' level of activity, insurance claim involvement and WCB involvement. Overall, 72.2% of patients had an improvement in their symptoms after IMN removal.
Conclusion Sex and litigation are positive predictive factors for patient requests to have tibial IMNs removed after healing.
Can J Surg. 2008 August; 51(4): 263–268. Hardware removal after tibial fracture has healed Adam Sidky and Richard E. Buckley

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Author/Contact: Sidkey & Buckley
Institution: Can J Surg
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