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Bone formation blocking closure of the expanded distal fins during removal of a Seidel humeral nail.
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PMID:  16185009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report the case of a young patient in which, during removal of a Seidel nail four years after healing of a mid shaft fracture of the humerus, bone formation into the central canal of the nail through the peripheral slots, prevented the three spread distal fins of the nail to close. The nail could only be extracted by forceful use of the extracting instrument, fortunately without complication.
George M Kontakis; George M Papadokostakis; Emmanuel G Velivassakis; Alexander G Hadjipavlou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-27     Completed Date:  2005-10-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics-Traumatology, University Hospital of Heraklion, 711 10 Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Nails*
Device Removal* / methods
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
Humeral Fractures / pathology,  surgery*
Ossification, Heterotopic*

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