A technique for removal of broken cannulated tricortical syndesmotic screws

James Stuart Melvin, Kristopher L. Downing, Christian M. Ogilvie

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Abstract

Breakage rates of tricortical syndesmotic screws after weight bearing range from 10% to 29%. Removal of the portion of the broken screw buried within the tibia often proves quite difficult. We report a new technique to remove a broken cannulated syndesmotic screw. This technique is simple, time saving, and less traumatic than previously reported methods of broken syndesmotic screw removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)648-651
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume22
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

Keywords

  • Broken hardware
  • Broken syndesmotic screw
  • Removal of hardware
  • Syndesmosis
  • Syndesmotic screw removal

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