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Endopelvic migration of a sternoclavicular K-wire. Case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22209044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a unique case, never before published, of sternoclavicular joint fixation K-wire migration to the pelvic region, in a 56 year-old man. Two years previously, sternoclavicular dislocation had been fixed by three wires. A transitory episode of precordial thoracic pain followed by iterative abdominal pain accompanied the migration. Extraction was performed five years later. Scapular K-wire migration is frequent. The proximity of cardiovascular structures may have fatal consequences. This type of internal fixation raises questions, and migration prevention needs to be taken into account. Medical complications and the legal context are major factors leading us to abandon this type of osteosynthesis. Once migration has been diagnosed, the wire should be removed without delay.
R Ballas; F Bonnel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1877-0568     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthop Traumatol Surg Res     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-10     Completed Date:  2012-07-12     Revised Date:  2013-10-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101494830     Medline TA:  Orthop Traumatol Surg Res     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Beau-Soleil Private Hospital, Orthopedics Department, Montpellier, France.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Wires*
Device Removal / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Foreign-Body Migration / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Middle Aged
Orthopedic Procedures / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Prosthesis Failure
Shoulder Dislocation / surgery*
Sternoclavicular Joint / injuries,  radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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