Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, September 5th, 2008
"Implant removal is one of the most common procedures in bone and joint surgery, and criteria for implant removal are typically left to the treating surgeon. Currently, no clear criteria exist to guide a surgeon's decision to remove implanted tibial IMNs after healing. We undertook a retrospective chart review of a single surgeon's practice from January 1996 to February 2005. We identified patients aged 16-70 years with a tibial fracture...
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