Priority 25 from the Paediatric Lower Limb Surgery PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the indications for metalwork removal in children who have previously undergone lower limb orthopaedic surgery? (JLA PSP Priority 25)
Overall ranking 25
JLA question ID 0081/25
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

None identified

Health Research Classification System category  Musculoskeletal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How often does any metal work need to be removed following surgery and for what reasons? ~ Should we remove metal work from children routinely? ~
Do children need to be on crutches/partial weight bearing to reduce the risk of fracture after removal of metalwork in the legs, and if so, for how long?
Submitted by  Physiotherapist x 1 ~ Orthopaedic surgeon x 2
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0081
PSP name  Paediatric Lower Limb Surgery
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 75  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 17 November 2018