Implant failure

Implant failure
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Normal Post OP Dynemic Hip Screw pictured here

  • Lag screw should be in center of femur head.
  • Tip of lag screw 0.5 inch away from femoral head articular surface.
  • Side-pPlate closely abutting lateral femoral cortex without any gap.
  • Screws for plate fixation should just penetrate medial femoral cortex.

Reference: Bone and Joint Imaging, 3rd Edition; By Doland Resnick M.D. & Mark. J. Kransdorf. M.D. Page 183.

Case Implant failure courtesy of Maulik S Patel, Radiopaedia.org

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