Do retained pediatric implants impact later total hip arthroplasty?

Abstract

BACKGROUND It is debated whether all pediatric implants in the proximal femur should be removed in childhood. Hardware removal requires an additional surgical procedure and may put the child at risk for postoperative fracture. However, the impact of retained pediatric implants on future surgeries such as total hip arthroplasty (THA) is not well-understood… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e3182784e3e

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