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A Novel Surgical Technique for Removing Buried Cannulated Screws Using a Guidewire and Countersink: A Report of Two Cases.

Chen Y, Giri KP, Pearce CJ - Open Orthop J (2015)

Bottom Line: The problem is further compounded when the initial screw was inserted percutaneously or via a minimally-invasive (MIS) technique.This technique is especially useful in removing cannulated screws which have been inserted using small stab incisions and MIS techniques initially.This technique can be applied to the removal of buried cannulated screws which are placed into any bone in the body.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore.

ABSTRACT
Removal of metal implants is a common procedure that is performed for a variety of indications. However, problems such as a buried screw head may occasionally arise and render hardware removal difficult or even impossible. The problem is further compounded when the initial screw was inserted percutaneously or via a minimally-invasive (MIS) technique. In the present paper, we introduce a novel, minimally invasive technique to remove buried cannulated screws which obviates the need for excessive extension of the skin incision, surgical exploration, soft tissue dissection or excess bone removal, which surgeons may otherwise have to undertake to uncover the buried screw head. This technique is especially useful in removing cannulated screws which have been inserted using small stab incisions and MIS techniques initially. This technique can be applied to the removal of buried cannulated screws which are placed into any bone in the body.

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The cannulated guidewire is now inserted into thecannulated hole of the buried screw.
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Figure 6: The cannulated guidewire is now inserted into thecannulated hole of the buried screw.


A Novel Surgical Technique for Removing Buried Cannulated Screws Using a Guidewire and Countersink: A Report of Two Cases.

Chen Y, Giri KP, Pearce CJ - Open Orthop J (2015)

The cannulated guidewire is now inserted into thecannulated hole of the buried screw.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4493633&req=5

Figure 6: The cannulated guidewire is now inserted into thecannulated hole of the buried screw.
Bottom Line: The problem is further compounded when the initial screw was inserted percutaneously or via a minimally-invasive (MIS) technique.This technique is especially useful in removing cannulated screws which have been inserted using small stab incisions and MIS techniques initially.This technique can be applied to the removal of buried cannulated screws which are placed into any bone in the body.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore.

ABSTRACT
Removal of metal implants is a common procedure that is performed for a variety of indications. However, problems such as a buried screw head may occasionally arise and render hardware removal difficult or even impossible. The problem is further compounded when the initial screw was inserted percutaneously or via a minimally-invasive (MIS) technique. In the present paper, we introduce a novel, minimally invasive technique to remove buried cannulated screws which obviates the need for excessive extension of the skin incision, surgical exploration, soft tissue dissection or excess bone removal, which surgeons may otherwise have to undertake to uncover the buried screw head. This technique is especially useful in removing cannulated screws which have been inserted using small stab incisions and MIS techniques initially. This technique can be applied to the removal of buried cannulated screws which are placed into any bone in the body.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus