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Failure by Corrosion of a Steinmann Pin Used for Intramedullary Fixation.

Cohen, Jonathan; Foultz, W. Sanford
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: October 1960
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A case report is presented where a Steinmann pin used as an intramedullary rod in a fibula showed marked pitting corrosion and ultimately had to be removed because of tissue reaction. The composition of the steel was the principal factor in promoting corrosion, although cyclic stress and non-metallic inclusions probably influenced the localization of the corrosion process.

Copyright 1960 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated

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