Systemic Nickel Allergy after Internal Fixation of a Bunionectomy

Abstract: Allergic reactions to implanted metals have been estimated to occur in 1% to 5% of orthopedic cases. Stainless steel screws, which contain 14% nickel, are commonly used for internal fixation in an array of podiatric procedures. We present a rare case of a systemic allergic reaction to nickel secondary to stainless steel screw fixation in a bunionectomy procedure.

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Systemic Nickel Allergy after Internal Fixation of a Bunionectomy

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