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What do pins used in orthopedic surgery look like they are made of?

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Dr. John Michalski answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Pins: Some are stainless, some are flexible nytinol, some are titanium-based.

Answered 5/8/2019

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Dr. Peter Ihle answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

depends: Pins 4 small fx r k-wires or larger r steinman pins, surgical stainless, straight ; threaded or none threaded. As larger bones r pinned as a long bone, some r flexible 4 femurs in the young to rigid in adults. Their use is decided by the experience of your surgeon. He must select the size ; strength 2 do the job, tho the smaller may fail if overstressed by the patient's activity. No images.

Answered 10/5/2015

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