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Treatment - implant retention or removal

For as long as a plate and screws provide absolute stability, fracture healing usually can take place despite...

Implant retention or removal: plates and screws

For as long as a plate and screws provide absolute stability, fracture healing can usually take place despite the presence of treated infection, notwithstanding the presence of a metallic foreign body. It appears that in most cases, stability is more important than the negative effects of the foreign body upon host defense.