A simple reproducible technique for the retrieval of broken Proximal femoral blades, a technical note and review of literature

Mohamed A. Imam, Ziad Harb, David Elliot

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Despite advances in metallurgy, fatigue failure of hardware in orthopaedics is common especially when a fracture fails to heal. Revision procedures can be difficult, usually requiring removal of intact or broken hardware. Several different methods are usually used to successfully remove the intact or broken hardware. The proximal blade fracture is rare and under-reported in the literature. In our tertiary non-union and limb reconstruction unit, we have developed a technique for an easy and quick removal of a broken proximal femoral blades.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S7-S10
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Issue numberSuppl 1
Early online date13 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020


  • Broken implant
  • Implant failure
  • Implant removal retrieval of blade blade removal

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