International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Since Year 2012 | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064




Downloads: 0

Research Paper | Orthopaedic Surgery | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022


Implant Removal Surgeries in Orthopaedics: A Prospective Study

Saini Thirupathi [2] | Dr. Gattu Naresh


Abstract: Background: It has been cumbersome to explain every patient in OPD who came for implant removal after union of fracture because implant ceases to be important and patients want to get rid of them. But as orthopedic surgeons we are somewhat reluctant in few cases because we know outcomes. From the patient?s point of view it has become a rejection factor in both professional and personal life. In order to remove the social stigma lets study on the various factors related to removal of implants. Methods: Data collected from patient records who are admitted for implant removal. Preoperative and postoperative Xrays were taken. Follow up was done until wound healing or new symptoms developed. Results: Total of 40 patients was studied which had predominantly males (77%). Uninfected (75%) being more than infected removals. Average interval between primary surgery and removal was 3years. Tension band wiring for the patella being the most common implant removed. Conclusion: Implant removals are not needed in all cases. Routine removal should not be performed in ?asymptomatic? patients It should be done in selected cases where there is definitive indication such as pediatric bones with open physes or an infected implant. Never do removals on patient?s force as most of the times we encounter failure to extract the implant. Always arrange for new implants and removal instruments keeping in mind non unions or refracture.


Keywords: Non union, Lcp plates. Asymptomatic patients, infected implant


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,


Pages: 982 - 989

Implant Removal Surgeries in Orthopaedics: A Prospective Study


How to Cite this Article?

Saini Thirupathi, Dr. Gattu Naresh, "Implant Removal Surgeries in Orthopaedics: A Prospective Study", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=MR22512182609, Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022, 982 - 989, #ijsrnet

How to Share this Article?

Enter Your Email Address




Similar Articles with Keyword 'Non union'

Downloads: 1 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 8, August 2021

Pages: 200 - 207

Functional Outcome of Infected Non Union in Fractures of Long Bones Treated by Distraction Osteogenesis using Limb Reconstruction System

Dr. K. Ramesh | Dr. N. Vinothkumar

Share this Article

Downloads: 98

Case Studies, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020

Pages: 802 - 806

Use of Autologous Non-Vascularized Fibular Graft as a Biological Intramedullary Nail for the Management of Bone Loss in Compound Distal Tibia Fractures

Dr. B. Sahithya | Gopal Arun Kumar

Share this Article


Top