TALIB A AHMED
MB,ChB, Dip.Orth. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. Al-Karama Teaching Hospital. AL-Kut, IRAQ.
Out of 558 cases of internal fixation of long bones done within five years, 22 cases of implant failure were recorded at Al-Karama Teaching Hospital at Al-Kut city, IRAQ. This is a prospective and retrospective study to review the possible causes of implant failure and their management. This study included sex, age and the coincident diseases of the affected patients. The failure rate in this study was 3.9%. There were 4 females (18.27%) and 18 males (81.54%). Age range of the affected patients was ranged from 19-76 years with average of 34 years. Implants failure in the lower limbs form 77.27%. This study also pointed to the possible error in metallurgy of the fixation implants because we noticed that most of the failed plates are manufactured by one company!