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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-98

Laparoscopic extraction of fractured Kirschner wire from the pelvis


1 Assistant Professor, Dr. R. N. Cooper Municipal Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Assistant Honorary Surgeon, Dr. R. N. Cooper Municipal Hospital, Mumbai, India
3 K. B. Bhabha (Bandra) Municipal Hospital, Mumbai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.129967

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Kirschner wire is a sharp stainless steel guide wire commonly used in fixation of fractured bone segments. There are case reports of migrated K wire from the upper limb into the spine and chest, and from the lower limb in to the abdomen and pelvis. Here, we present a case report of accidental intra-operative fracture of K wire during percutaneous femoral nailing for sub-trochanteric fracture of right femur, which migrated in to the pelvis when the orthopaedician tried to retrieve the broken segment of the K wire. This case highlights the use of laparoscopy as minimally invasive surgical option.






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