Retroperitoneal Kirschner wire migration after surgical treatment in a patient with cerebral palsy
Gökhan Bülent Sever
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, SANKO University Training and Research Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey
Keywords: Cerebral palsy, K-wire complication, Kirschner-wire migration
Although Kirschner (K)-wire is among the most commonly used implants in orthopedic surgeries, the migration of this material is a very rare complication. In this article, we present the case of a K-wire migration four years after the surgery detected during the routine control of a 10-year-old male patient who underwent surgical treatment due to the diagnosis of developmental hip dys- plasia on the cerebral palsy. The aim of this study was to raise the awareness regarding this complication particularly for the pediatric orthopedic surgeons, and to recommend the removal of the K-wire as soon as bone union occurs.
Citation: Sever GB. Retroperitoneal Kirschner wire migration after surgical treatment in a patient with cerebral palsy. Jt Dis Relat Surg 2020;31(2):382-385.
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