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Hardware removal is always more difficult than expected especially in children
The indications for â€śhardware removalâ€ť have often seemed somewhat subjective. There are those obvious cases where it presents mechanical symptoms or removal is necessary for another procedure to be done. In addition, surgeons often underestimate the time necessary for the removal and the patientâ€™s return to normal activities. I have asked Dr. William T. Obremskey to share with us some insight into the current indications and potential problems with hardware removal.
Hardware removal is always â€™more difficult than expected,â€™ especially in children
William T. Obremskey, MD, reports that complication rates remain high.
By Douglas W. Jackson, MD
ORTHOPEDICS TODAY 2006; 26:68
Type: Reference Material
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Added: Sat Nov 14 2009