Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 08:57:02 +0500

Subject: Femoral neck hardware removal

Hello All,

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.

Best regards,

Alexander N. Chelnokov
Ural Scientific Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics
str.Bankovsky, 7. Ekaterinburg 620014 Russia

Reply at: Orthopaedic Trauma Association forum

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