CASE: A 15-year-old boy with a right femur length discrepancy secondary to infection underwent hardware removal 1-year status-post right femur osteotomy with placement of an antegrade intramedullary magnetic lengthening nail after successful lengthening of 4.2 cm. During hardware removal, dissociation between the proximal (outer) and distal (inner) components of the device was observed. The distal component was removed using an endoscopic pituitary rongeur after considering multiple possible techniques. CONCLUSIONS: In the event of nail disconnection during removal of an intramedullary implant, we recommend use of a long pituitary rongeur to retrieve the distal nail component.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||JBJS Case Connector|
|State||Published - Mar 8 2021|
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