J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2013 Jun;48(3):240-245. 10.4055/jkoa.2013.48.3.240.

Delayed Pseudoaneurysm of the Femoral Artery after Intramedullary Nailing of a Femur Shaft Fracture

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital, Ilsan, Korea. hangugy@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Interlocked intramedullary nailing is widely accepted for treatment of closed femoral shaft fractures. An interlocking screw is inserted percutaneously, and especially the distal screw is inserted without use of a guide. Vascular complications associated with an interlocking screw in intramedullary nailing are rare. No case of delayed pseudoaneurysm caused by a distal interlocking screw has yet been reported in Korea. We present two cases of delayed pseudoaneurysm caused by a distal interlocking screw several months after intramedullary nailing.

Keyword

femur shaft fracture; pseudoaneurysm; interlocking screw

MeSH Terms

Aneurysm, False
Femoral Artery
Femur
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
Korea
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