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Spontaneous loosening of hydroxyapatite peg sleeves.
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PMID:  11713076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report a new complication associated with pegging hydroxyapatite orbital implants: spontaneous loosening of the sleeve. DESIGN: Retrospective noncomparative case series. PARTICIPANTS: Four patients ranging in age from 38 to 60 years participated. METHODS: Four patients are described who successfully received hydroxyapatite orbital implants with motility peg and sleeve systems. In each case spontaneous loosening of the sleeve developed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Clinical and surgical outcomes were assessed. RESULTS: Three patients had the peg and sleeve removed followed by repair of the peg hole, and one patient had placement of a larger diameter peg and sleeve system. All patients did well. CONCLUSIONS: Problems have been reported when motility coupling pegs are used with hydroxyapatite orbital implants. Spontaneous loosening of the sleeve is another potential complication to discuss with the patient considering an implant peg.
D R Jordan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmology     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0161-6420     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmology     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-19     Completed Date:  2001-12-07     Revised Date:  2005-04-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802443     Medline TA:  Ophthalmology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2041-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Ottawa Eye Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Eye Enucleation
Middle Aged
Orbit / surgery
Orbital Implants*
Postoperative Complications / pathology*
Prosthesis Failure*
Retrospective Studies
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Comment In:
Ophthalmology. 2002 Aug;109(8):1413; author reply 1413-5   [PMID:  12153779 ]

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