Orthopedics > OCOSH Classification > Orthopaedic Procedures > Hardware Removal > Hardware removal is always more difficult than expected especially in children

< Previous | Next >

Hardware removal is always more difficult than expected especially in children

Visit Resource Review It Rate It Bookmark It

Location: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=16639

Description: The indications for “hardware removal” 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 patient’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 ’more difficult than expected,’ 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
Author/Contact: Not Available
Institution: OrthoSuperSite
Primary Subject/Category:

Language: English

Submitted by: admin
Hits: 299
Added: Sat Nov 14 2009