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Cassio Ferrigno

Executive Editor

Amy Kapatkin

General Editor

Noel Moens

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Implant removal

1. Plate removal

Plate removal is recommended in presence or evidence of: pain around the plate area, screw loosening, and/or infection. Some surgeons prefer to remove all plates in growing patients.

2. ILN removal

ILN should only be removed if there is any sign of infection.

3. Cerclage wires removal

Cerclage wires should only be removed if there is any sign of loosening or infection.