Self-Surgery: Removal of Ankle Surgical Implants -- A Case Report

Kirti Moholkar, MS, Jeganath Krishnan, FRACS, and Bret Sampson, MBBS


September 01, 2000


Self-surgery is rare, but numerous cases of self-mutilation are reported in the literature (eg, castration, enucleation of an eye, and amputation of a limb).[1] We have found no previous reports in the literature of a patient who has performed self-surgery to remove fracture fixation implants.