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We determine preoperative factors predictive of improvement in pain and function after elective implant removal.
We hypothesized that patients undergoing orthopaedic implant removal to relieve pain would have significant improvements in both pain and function.
One hundred eighty-nine patients were enrolled after consenting for orthopaedic implant removal to address residual pain. One hundred sixty-three were available for 3-month follow-up.
Preoperative and postoperative outcome measures including Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) scores were compared. Preoperative scores, surgeon prediction of pain improvement, and palpable implants were analyzed as predictors of outcomes.