Hardware removal: Tips & techniques in revision fracture surgery

Paul Stafford, Brent L. Norris, Peter J. Nowotarski

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Abstract

Revision-fracture surgery is a commonly encountered indication for hardware removal in an orthopaedic trauma practice and includes cases on nonunion, malunion, infection, peri-implant fracture, and pre-arthroplasty surgery. It is during these often technically demanding cases that broken hardware is encountered and special techniques are often required to facilitate implant removal. The operating surgeon should be knowledgeable on techniques for removing stripped or broken hardware and be equipped with the proper instruments to expedite the procedure. We review common problems and current techniques for removing broken and bent intramedullary nails, nails with broken or stripped extraction devices, broken and stripped screws, broken interlocking screws, and various cannulated screws.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-530
Number of pages9
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2002

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Nails
Reoperation
Periprosthetic Fractures
Arthroplasty
Orthopedics
Equipment and Supplies
Wounds and Injuries
Infection
Surgeons

Keywords

  • Broken interlocking screw
  • Broken intramedullary nail
  • Broken screw
  • Hardware removal
  • Stripped cortical screw

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Stafford, Paul ; Norris, Brent L. ; Nowotarski, Peter J. / Hardware removal : Tips & techniques in revision fracture surgery. In: Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2002 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 522-530.
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In: Techniques in Orthopaedics, Vol. 17, No. 4, 01.12.2002, p. 522-530.

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