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Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1980 Jun;(149):201-6.

Internal fixation plates after fifty-six years of implantation: report of a case.

Abstract

Lane plates removed and examined after 56 years in the femur of a 77-year-old man were markedly corroded. There was no loss of tensile strength, but other structural properties were altered and inflammation may have been locally induced by leaching of metal ions from the steel alloy.

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