TITLE

VASCULAR INJURY DURING FIXATION OF AN INTERTROCHANTERIC HIP FRACTURE IN A PATIENT WITH SEVERE ATHEROSCLEROSIS

PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2006, Vol. 88-A Issue 11, p2483
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
A case study of a ninety-four-year-old woman who experienced an arterial injury as a complication to surgery on her hip is presented. Her hip had been fractured, and surgeons had difficulty resetting it, and had to remanipulate and add a crutch to the femoral shaft. Not long after this hip surgery was completed, her left thigh began swelling, and she experienced significant pain. It was found that bone fragments from the fracture, and screws from the surgery, had truncated her femoral artery.
ACCESSION #
25882812

 

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