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Painful Hardware / Hardware Removal

ICD-9 Classification / Treatment
Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis
Anatomy Complications
Clinical Evaluation Follow-up Care
Xray / Diagnositc Tests Review References



  • 996.67 Complication due to internal orthopedic device
  • 996.4 (mechanical complication of internal orthopedic device, implant, and graft.
  • 996.78(other complications of internal orthopedic device / implant), 996.77(other complication of internal implant/device due to internal joint prosthesis)
  • CPT: 20670(removal of implant; superficial (buried wire, pin, rod):
  • CPT: 20680(removal of implant;deep (buried wire, pin, screw, metal plate or rod)
  • CPT: 20694(removal under anesthesia of external fixator)
  • Through separate incision

Antibiotic Beads

  • 11981 Insertion, non-biodegradable drug delivery implant
  • 11982 Removal, non biodegradable drug delivery implant
  • 11983 Removal with reinsertion, non-biodegradable drug delivery implant

Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History


Clinical Evaluation

Xray / Diagnositc Tests

Classification / Treatment

Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis


Follow-up Care

Review References


Synthes Screw Removal Set

Winquist Nail Removal Set (T,V)

White Broken Screw Removal (T)

White Hardware Removal Sets (T)

White Univeral Hip Screw Removal (T)

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