Migration of broken K-wires into the achilles tendon from a ostheosynthesed medial malleolar fracture

European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (Impact Factor: 0.18). 01/2011; 21(1):55-57. DOI: 10.1007/s00590-010-0657-x


Kirschner (K-) wires are often used for osteosynthesis of many types of fractures. Dislocation and migration through the tissues,
especially when used for shoulder girdle fractures, have been reported previously. K-wire migration after surgery of pelvis
and knee was reported before. To the authors’ knowledge, broken and migrated K-wires after ankle fractures were not reported
before. Here, we report a case with broken and migrated K-wires after open reduction and internal fixation of a medial malleolar


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