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Intrapelvic migration of a guide pin during fixation of a hip fracture: who and what is to blame?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16152863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report the case of a 61-year-old patient who underwent internal fixation with a dynamic hip screw for a stable intertrochanteric fracture of the right hip. The immediate postoperative radiograph showed complete intrapelvic migration of the threaded guide pin, which has gone unnoticed during operation. The pin was removed by laparotomy, and was found to have damaged no pelvic viscera; the patient made an uneventful recovery. The authors analyse the mechanism of such iatrogenic complications and the possible means to avoid them.
Fares E Sayegh; Dionysios Tsintzas; George A Kapetanos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-12     Completed Date:  2005-10-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, General District Hospital Papageorgiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Nails*
Foreign-Body Migration / surgery*
Fracture Fixation, Internal
Hip Fractures / surgery*
Middle Aged

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