Retrospective Study
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World J Orthop. Feb 18, 2024; 15(2): 139-146
Published online Feb 18, 2024. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v15.i2.139
Burden of routine orthopedic implant removal a single center retrospective study
Ammar K AlOmran, Nader Alosaimi, Ahmed A Alshaikhi, Omar M Bakhurji, Khalid J Alzahrani, Basil Ziyad Salloot, Tamim Omar Alabduladhem, Ahmed I AlMulhim, Arwa Alumran
Ammar K AlOmran, Nader Alosaimi, Ahmed A Alshaikhi, Omar M Bakhurji, Khalid J Alzahrani, Basil Ziyad Salloot, Tamim Omar Alabduladhem, Ahmed I AlMulhim, Department of Orthopedic, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam 31441, Saudi Arabia
Arwa Alumran, Health Information Management and Technology Department, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam 31441, Saudi Arabia
Author contributions: AlOmran AK, Alosaimi N contributed to the concept; Alshaikhi AA, Bakhurji OM contributed to design; Alzahrani KJ, Salloot BZ, Alabduladhem TO, AlMulhim AI contributed to study execution; AlOmran AK, Alosaimi N, Alshaikhi AA, Bakhurji OM, Alzahrani KJ, Salloot BZ, Alabduladhem TO, AlMulhim A contributed to manuscript writing and review; Alumran A contributed to statistical analysis.
Institutional review board statement: Ethical approval was obtained from the Institutional Review Board of Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University following the ethical requirements of the Declaration of Helsinki (IRB number: IRB-UGS-2022-01-396).
Informed consent statement: All study participants or their legal guardian provided informed written consent about personal and medical data collection prior to study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors have no conflict of interests.
Data sharing statement: Raw data and materials are available as needed.
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Corresponding author: Ahmed I AlMulhim, MBBS, MD, Surgeon, Department of Orthopedic, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, King Faisal Ibn Abdulaziz Road, Dammam 31441, Saudi Arabia. ahlmulhim@iau.edu.sa
Received: November 17, 2023
Peer-review started: November 17, 2023
First decision: December 7, 2023
Revised: December 18, 2023
Accepted: January 9, 2024
Article in press: January 9, 2024
Published online: February 18, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: This retrospective study examines the implications of routine asymptomatic implant removal on both patients and healthcare institutions. The study reveals that such practices impose substantial financial and health-related challenges for both individuals and hospitals.