J Korean Fract Soc.  2017 Oct;30(4):198-202. 10.12671/jkfs.2017.30.4.198.

Delayed Sciatic Nerve Palsy due to Hematoma Related with Anticoagulants Prophylaxis in the Femur Intramedullary Nailing: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. ybjoo@cnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Femur intramedullary nailing can be one of the most predictable procedures in orthopedic traumatology. The advantage of this method is that the fracture site does not have to be widely exposed for reduction, which can minimize soft tissue damage. For this reason, the incidence of complications related to hematoma has been rare. We experienced only one case of sciatic nerve palsy due to hematoma after intramedullary nailing; the patient was receiving an anticoagulant therapy. Therefore, we report this case with literature review.

Keyword

Femoral fracture; Intramedullary nailing; Anticoagulants; Hematoma; Sciatic nerve palsy

MeSH Terms

Anticoagulants*
Femoral Fractures
Femur*
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary*
Hematoma*
Humans
Incidence
Methods
Orthopedics
Sciatic Nerve*
Sciatic Neuropathy*
Traumatology
Anticoagulants
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