Observations on removal of metal implants.

@article{Richards1992ObservationsOR,
  title={Observations on removal of metal implants.},
  author={Rosemary Richards and J. D. Palmer and Nicholas M.P. Clarke},
  journal={Injury},
  year={1992},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          25-8
        }
}
A total of 86 adult patients who underwent routine surgery to remove metal internal fixation devices were studied prospectively. At the time of surgery, 46 patients were symptomatic, but only 27 requested surgery; 59 were admitted for routine surgery on medical advice. There was no correlation between symptoms, the length of time the implant had been in situ or the location of the implant. Good results were achieved in 91 per cent of symptomatic patients and no problems occurred in 95 per cent… CONTINUE READING
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