J Korean Fract Soc.  2021 Apr;34(2):76-79. 10.12671/jkfs.2021.34.2.76.

Delayed Pseudoaneurysm of Deep Femoral Artery Caused by Migration of Lesser Trochanter, Subsequent to an Intertrochanteric Fracture Surgery - A Case Report -

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Cheju Halla General Hospital, Jeju, Korea


The lesser trochanteric fracture is commonly found amongst intertrochanteric fractures, where pseudoaneurysm of the femoral artery is a rare complication. A pseudoaneurysm could develop due to the penetration injury of the artery by the bone fragment during occurrence of the fracture, or by the insertion of screws during the surgical procedure. Minimal complication is seen when the lesser trochanter is not fixed during the intertrochanteric fracture surgery. However, in the current case, the authors experienced appearance of a delayed pseudoaneurysm of the deep femoral artery caused by migration of the lesser trochanter, which was successfully treated by excision.


Deep femoral artery; Lesser trochanter fracture; Delayed pseudoaneurysm; Peudoaneurysmectomy
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