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Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B:
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32836422a0
Hip & Femur

Intrapelvic pin migration after Salter innominate osteotomy and laparoscopic removal: a case report

Karaman, Ibrahim; Kafadar, Ibrahim H.; Oner, Mithat; Halici, Mehmet

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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.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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