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Document type:
Article; Early Access; Journal Article 
Author(s):
Wurm, Markus; Beirer, Marc; Zyskowski, Michael; Völk, Christopher; Schwarz, Arthur; Biberthaler, Peter; Kirchhoff, Chlodwig; Crönlein, Moritz 
Title:
Does implant removal of superior clavicle plate osteosynthesis affect the functional outcome: a prospective trial. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Elective implant removal (IR) accounts for up to 30% of all orthopaedic surgeries. While there is general acceptance about the need of implant removal for obvious reasons, such as infections or implant failure, little is known about the beneficial aspects in cases of minor reasons such as patients' wish for IR. Therefore, we initiated this study to define patients' benefit of elective implant removal following plate osteosynthesis of displaced clavicle fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 
Year:
2020 
Print-ISSN:
0936-8051 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Unfallchirurgie