Pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery in a child: an unusual complication of reconstruction of traumatic tibial fracture using Kirschner wire


YILMAZ M. , DOĞAN Ö. F. , GÜVENER M. , Serter T.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, cilt.16, sa.1, ss.90-91, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.90-91

Özet

Kirschner pins are being increasingly used by orthopedic surgeons in the treatment of skeletal fractures after severe bodily injuries. As a result, there have been reports in the literature about the various complications caused by the Kirschner pin, such as wound laceration or hematoma. However, to our knowledge, pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery due to Kirschner pin in the late postoperative period has not been reported previously in the English literature. Herein, we present a child with pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery after reconstruction of a tibia fracture using Kirschner pin insertion.