My turn to ask for help from Darwin or anyone

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Was placed more than 15 years ago, screw was a 0.050" hex head but this looked like a Zimmer Advent 4.7.
Pt had broken abutment screw that I just recovered carefully.
Too generic for WhatImplantIsThis site to pin-point and pt too uncomfortable for me to take a vertical PA.
Sorry,
LCM
 

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Thanks Jo, sorry forgot to mention you; not yet but will take and post after this when I get to office.
LCM
 
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Update - confirmed with Zimmer and they provided the info - got the screw for their TSV implants.
Tested clinically and deployed 2 new screws.
Thank you all for the help.
LCM
 
Jo Chen

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Would be great if there was a national register with patient name, dr name, brand of implant and size placed. But that would never fly with hipaa.
 
JMN

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Or we could actually expect placement docs to hand a copy of the surgical letter to the Pt and expect the Pt to keep up with it. But that's too easy.
I think I'd remember where I went to get titanium screwed into my cranium, but noooooooo, that's expecting too much.
 
CoolHandLuke

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it would also be nice to have a company that made custom pieces for old implants, like this.

longevity of the company in question would depend on implant companies failing or short supply.
 
JKraver

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Seems like there will be an old implant parts company in another 5 -10 years. I don't know if there are enough "old enough" implants in volume to warrant a company being able to sustain itself. As more patents and systems go out of fashion, and implant companies willing to part with their "secrets" I think something will come into existence.
 
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