EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.18, no.7, pp.545-548, 2008 (SCI-Expanded)
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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
developmental dislocation of hip, innominate osteotomy, complication, CONGENITAL DISLOCATION, DYSPLASIA, SHOULDER
Gazi University Affiliated:
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.