Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 08:57:02 +0500
Subject: Femoral neck hardware removal
Colleagues from another unit plan to remove the screws and perform THR, so they request advice whether any special instrumentation is needed for the implants removal.
THX in advance.
Alexander N. Chelnokov
Ural Scientific Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics
str.Bankovsky, 7. Ekaterinburg 620014 Russia
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 23:09:04 -0600
From: Sciadini, Marcus
I'm not sure what the implants are, but I bet they could be removed with the instruments in the Synthes broken screw removal set, which include reverse threaded extraction tools of a diameter large enough to engage those screws.
Marcus F. Sciadini
Vanderbilt University, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation