Intrapelvic pin migration after Salter innominate osteotomy and laparoscopic removal: a case reportKaraman, Ibrahim; Kafadar, Ibrahim H.; Oner, Mithat; Halici, MehmetJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: November 2013 - Volume 22 - Issue 6 - p 533–535 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32836422a0 Hip & Femur Abstract Author Information Although there are many methods for the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip, Salter innominate osteotomy is a surgical technique presently used successfully worldwide. However, several complications can be found after Salter innominate osteotomy. Kirschner (K) wire migration into the pelvic cavity is not a common occurrence and is also rarely reported in the literature. Here, we report the case of a patient who was admitted to the emergency department of our hospital with acute abdominal pain because of K wire migration into the pelvis. We recommend bending the proximal end of the K wires or using threaded K wires to prevent this complication. Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Erciyes University Medical Faculty, Kayseri, Turkey Correspondence to Ibrahim Karaman, MD, Alpaslan Mah., Kizilirmak Cad., Ozler Sok., Vakif-Kinaş Apt., 4/18, Melikgazi 38030, Kayseri, Turkey Tel: +90 532 7183353; fax: +90 352 437686; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.