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Orthopedic Research Online Journal

Pseudoaneurysm of the Profunda Femoris Artery Following Internal Fixation for Intertrochanteric Fracture: A Report of 2 Cases and Review of the Literature

Submission: February 06, 2019;Published: February 25, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/OPROJ.2019.05.000608

ISSN: 2576-8875
Volume5 Issue2


Inter-trochanteric femur fractures are one of the most common fractures among the elderly [1]. With the aging population it has now become one of the most frequent cause of referral in our trauma center in the elderly patients [2]. Their treatment includes a variety of surgical techniques from external fixation to internal fixation with sliding hip screw and mini invasive surgical procedures, like the use of the gamma nail, each having its own indication [2,3]. Complications are rare and vascular ones even more [2]. However, in the literature there are an increasing number of publications on this subject [1-8], hence the need to know how to recognize them in order to manage them in time to avoid life-threatening situations, especially in elderly subjects [3]. The published studies are only case descriptions and no real series have been reported to this date.

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