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Removal of a fractured Nexplanon®
  1. Alyson Elliman, FFSRH, MIPM
  1. Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, Croydon, UK;

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I was interested to read the report by Pickard and Bacon1 of a broken Implanon® (subdermal progestogen implant) following known trauma to the arm, where the patient had concerns as it felt different under the skin. By contrast, I have come across a fractured Nexplanon® for which the patient could not recall any injury.

A 17-year-old woman who had the implant inserted 14 months previously attended clinic to discuss and …

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