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Bone structure after removal of internal fixation plates

Bone structure after removal of internal fixation plates
Bone structure after removal of internal fixation plates
We used single-photon absorptiometry to assess the forearm bones after the removal of internal fixation plates in 14 patients. We found convincing evidence of cortical atrophy in only one patient, in whom the plates had been removed prematurely after only 16 months. It is suggested that such plates should be retained for at least 21 months, to allow bone density to return to its prefracture level. The recommendations of the AO/ASIF group are supported.
0021-9355
65-67
Rosson, J.W.
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Petley, G.W.
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Shearer, J R
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Rosson, J.W.
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Petley, G.W.
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Shearer, J R
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(1991) Bone structure after removal of internal fixation plates. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Volume, 73 (1), 65-67. (PMID:1991777)

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We used single-photon absorptiometry to assess the forearm bones after the removal of internal fixation plates in 14 patients. We found convincing evidence of cortical atrophy in only one patient, in whom the plates had been removed prematurely after only 16 months. It is suggested that such plates should be retained for at least 21 months, to allow bone density to return to its prefracture level. The recommendations of the AO/ASIF group are supported.

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Published date: January 1991
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 383397
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/383397
ISSN: 0021-9355
PURE UUID: be6b4b4f-4b28-4794-a833-9a281fe29c7b
ORCID for G.W. Petley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3295-0444

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Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:01

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Author: J.W. Rosson
Author: G.W. Petley ORCID iD
Author: J R Shearer

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