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  1. Economic considerations on avoiding implant removals after fracture fixation by using absorbable devices.

    Article - En anglais

    Pins and screws for internal fracture fixation made of absorbable polymers have been available since the latter half of the 1980s.

    When using these implants there is no need for a subsequent implant removal operation.

    During the 7-year period 1985-1991, a total of 1219 patients were treated with such absorbable fixation devices, the most common indications being displaced malleolar fractures of the ankle and fractures of the radial head.

    Considering the economic viewpoints, the high acquisition costs of the absorbable implants partially outweighed the benefit of avoiding all removal procedures.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Polymère, Résorbable, Fixation, Interne, Fracture, Traumatisme, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Epidémiologie, Milieu hospitalier, Finlande, Europe, Biomatériau

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Polymer, Absorbable, Fixation, Internal, Fracture, Trauma, Cost analysis, Health economy, Epidemiology, Hospital environment, Finland, Europe, Biomaterial

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    Cote : 94-0275794

    Code Inist : 002B26N. Création : 199406.