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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2015, Article ID 787249, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/787249
Case Report

Complication with Removal of a Lumbar Spinal Locking Plate

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Saint Louis University, 3635 Vista Avenue, St. Louis, MO, USA

Received 13 October 2014; Revised 2 February 2015; Accepted 17 February 2015

Academic Editor: Ali F. Ozer

Copyright © 2015 Brooke Crawford et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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