Unusual Kirschner wire migration as a late complication of Salter innominate osteotomy in developmental dislocation of the hip


Aktekin C. N. , Ozkurt B., Altay M., ÖZTÜRK A. M. , Yasti A. C. , Tabak A. Y.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.18, no.7, pp.545-548, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00590-008-0350-5
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.545-548
  • Keywords: developmental dislocation of hip, innominate osteotomy, complication, CONGENITAL DISLOCATION, DYSPLASIA, SHOULDER
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Innominate osteotomy of Salter remains the most commonly used pelvic osteotomy for children in the age of 18 months to 6 years. Kirschner wire is inserted across the osteotomy site to fix the bone graft. We present an unusual case of migration of Kirschner wire through the abdominal region. Migration of pins to the femoral head is well-known complication. To our knowledge, this is the first case reporting migration of Kirschner wire through the abdominal region.