Title: Pin removal after in-situ pinning for slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Authors: Bellemans, Johan ×
Fabry, G.
Molenaers, Guy
Lammens, Johan
Moens, Pierre #
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Acta Medica Belgica
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:60 issue:2 pages:170-172
Abstract: We retrospectively reviewed 28 pin-removal procedures in 20 patients with slipped capital femoral epiphysis, who were all treated by in-situ pinning with Kowles pins. Failure to extract the pins occurred in 8 cases (28.6%), and in another 8 cases (28.68%), pin retrieval was only possible after major excavation of the lateral femoral cortex. In view of these data we do not recommend routine removal of Knowles pins used for in-situ pinning of slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
× corresponding author
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