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Clinical Study

Late Removal of Titanium Hardware from the Elbow Is Problematic

Table 1

A summary of patient data.

PatientSexAge (years)Time from implantation until removal (months)Implant MaterialLocationReason for removalBroken Screws?

1Female4811TiPUNonunionNo
2Female2723TiDHSymptomsYes
3Female345TiPUInfectionNo
4Male4048SSDHContractureNo
5Male3074SSPUInfectionNo
6Female2538TiBothNonunionNo
7Male442TiBothInfectionNo
8Female435SSPUSymptomsNo
9Female3012TiPUSymptomsNo
10Female579TiPUSymptomsNo
11Female4633SSBothNonunionNo
12Male248SSPUInfectionNo
13Male474TiDHInfectionNo
14Female409SSBoth*SymptomsYes
15Male1753TiBoth*NonunionYes
16Male5625TiDHSymptomsYes
17Female3564TiDHInfectionYes
18Female4812TiPUSymptomsNo
19Male278SSDHInfectionNo
20Male6616TiPUNonunionYes
21Male287TiBothNonunionNo

Ti: Titanium Alloy; SS: Stainless Steel; PU: Proximal Ulna; DH: Distal Humerus; *: Location of bone screw failure unknown.

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