The incidence of life threatening iatrogenic vessel injury following closed or open reduction and internal fixation of intertrochanteric femoral factures

The incidence of life threatening iatrogenic vessel injury following closed or open reduction and... International Orthopaedics (SICOT) (2017) 41:1845–1850 DOI 10.1007/s00264-017-3545-8 ORIGINAL PAPER The incidence of life threatening iatrogenic vessel injury following closed or open reduction and internal fixation of intertrochanteric femoral factures 1,2 1,2 1,2 1,2 1,2 David Segal & Eyal Yaacobi & Niv Marom & Victor Feldman & Elhan Aliev & 1,2 1,2 1,2 Ezequiel Palmanovich & Gabriel Bartal & Yaron S. Brin Received: 6 January 2017 /Accepted: 14 June 2017 /Published online: 1 July 2017 SICOT aisbl 2017 Abstract Introduction Aim of the study Bleeding due to a vascular injury is a possi- ble life-threatening complication of intertrochanteric femoral Intertrochanteric femoral fractures (IFF) are of the most fre- fracture internal fixation. Our goals were to find the current quent fractures in the elderly population [1]. These fractures incidence of these events, and to describe the reasons, the are classified according to their pattern and stability; while presentation, and the treatment options. fractures with intact postero-medial cortex and minimal dis- Method We conducted a retrospective record review of 1,469 placement are considered stable, a comminution of this cortex patients who were operated upon at our institution due to and fracture segmentation leads to instability [2]. As the sta- AO31A femoral fractures http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Orthopaedics Springer Journals

The incidence of life threatening iatrogenic vessel injury following closed or open reduction and internal fixation of intertrochanteric femoral factures

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2017 by SICOT aisbl
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Orthopedics
ISSN
0341-2695
eISSN
1432-5195
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10.1007/s00264-017-3545-8
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