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Case report: migration of a broken screw to the knee joint after hardware failure following closing wedge distal femoral osteotomy

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Authors
Lee, Yong Seuk; Lee, Seung Hoon; Lee, Eui Soo; Fong, Teck Siong
Issue Date
2019-03-20
Publisher
BioMed Central
Citation
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2019 Mar 20;20(1):118
Keywords
Valgus osteoarthritisDistal femoral osteotomyHardware failureKnee joint
Abstract
Background
We report a case of hardware failure after distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) with a broken screw pulled out from the locking hole and positioned within the knee joint.

Case presentation
A 57-year-old man presented to our orthopedic outpatient department with 3-months history of an unusual painful swelling at the operated area following DFO. The leakage of joint fluid from the penetrated suprapatellar pouch was assumed to be the reason for this complication.

Conclusions
The overall aim of this case report is to provide a lesson to budding surgeons who might experience a similar situation that cannot be easily explained, like the unexpected complication in the present case.
ISSN
1471-2474
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/147213
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-019-2505-4
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