Painful hardware. What to do?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pain emanating from an orthopaedic implant can be a difficult problem to identify. Hardware removal frequently is performed with successful results but may not always lead to resolution of all symptoms. A combination of patient history, physical examination, and diagnostic testing should guide management. Proper patient counseling on treatment options and outcomes is equally important to give patients reasonable expectations. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current literature and advise on the most appropriate means to evaluate and treat these patients. © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gage, MJ; Egol, KA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 198 - 202

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1941-7551

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1940-7041

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BCO.0000000000000108

Citation Source

  • Scopus