Document Detail

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
Related Documents :
12188964 - Fibrous dysplasia in combination with aneurysmal bone cyst of the occipital bone and th...
7824994 - Case report 870. schneckenbecken dysplasia, possibly a new variant.
16632274 - Enamel dysplasia with odontogenic fibroma-like hamartomas: review of the literature and...
9477874 - Ectodermal dysplasia: a review and case report.
11154374 - Arthroscopic treatment of pigmented villonodular synovitis of the shoulder.
17138164 - Ramsay-hunt syndrome with vesicular stomatitis in a 4-year-old infant.
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    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Beau-Soleil Private Hospital, Orthopedics Department, Montpellier, France.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
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

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Functional recovery, complications and CT positioning of total hip replacement performed through a R...
Next Document:  Primary choriocarcinoma of the maxillary gingival.