True or False: Surgical Hardware in the Body Sets Off Airport Metal Detectors
Evidence for the Health Claim
Evidence Against the Health Claim
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Obremskey WT, Austin T, Crosby C, et al. Detection of orthopaedic implants by airport metal detectors. J Orthop Trauma. 2007;21:129-132.
Pearson WG, Matthews LS. Airport detection of modern orthopedic implant metals. Clin Orthop Relat Res . 1992;280:261-262.
Ramirez MA, Rodriguez EK, Zurakowski D, Richardson LC. Detection of orthopaedic implants in vivo by enhanced-sensitivity, walk-through metal detectors. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007;89:742-746.
van Rhijn LW, Veraart BE. Metal detectors for security checks mostly insensitive for metal implants. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd . 1994;138:825-827.
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