volume 40, issue 7, P572-578 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.10.013
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Sung-Soo Park, Hoon-Joo Yang, Ui-Lyong Lee, Min-Su Kwon, Myung-Jin Kim, Jong-Ho Lee, Soon-Jung Hwang

Abstract: Many kinds of broken instruments, such as needles, probes, scalpels and catheters, are reported to be left in patients after surgery. These parts should be removed as soon as possible to prevent further complications. However, it is not easy to identify the exact location of the instrument intraoperatively, and a risk of damage exists for neighbouring nerves or vessels during the removal. The C-arm used in orthopaedic surgery, is seen as a useful and safe way to detect metal materials intraoperatively. However…

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