Removal of Implants

  • Urs Heim
  • Karl Martin Pfeiffer


It is agreed that all metal implants should be removed when their function has been overtaken by healed and remodelled bone. There are, however, several controversial questions which cannot be definitely answered by scientific proof. Removal of implants must therefore be considered individually in each case.


Internal Fixation Large Bone Metal Implant Cancellous Screw Controversial Question 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Urs Heim
    • 1
  • Karl Martin Pfeiffer
    • 2
  1. 1.Muri/BESwitzerland
  2. 2.KantonsspitalChirurgische UniversitätspoliklinikBaselSwitzerland

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