Delayed Onset Iatrogenic Femur fracture in a Child Primarily treated with Cerclage Wires: Unrecorded Complications of an Unconventional Treatment Method

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 8 | Issue 2 |  Jul-Dec 2023 | page: 91-93 | Amol Gharote, N S Laud, Bhavika Mehta, Ashok Shyam


Authors: Amol Gharote [1], N S Laud [2], Bhavika Mehta [3], Ashok Shyam [3]

[1] Gharote Clinic, Thane Maharashtra, India.
[2] Laud Clinic, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
[3] Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Bhavika Mehta
Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Pune, Maharashtra, India..


Paediatric femur shaft fractures are common bony injuries in children. Although there are set protocol for these fractures, sometimes a deviation from standard methods may lead to unpredicted consequences. We report a case of femoral shaft fracture in a 8 years old boy which was primarily treated with 3 cerclage wires. The fracture healed over next few months but the child presented with refracture at the same site 11 months post first surgery. There was vascular compromise at the cerclage site which caused the fracture. This was treated with plate fixation and fracture finally healed. In this case report we highlight how not following the basic principles of treatment and management can lead to further complications. We also bring to light a previously unreported complication of one such unfavoured and rather unconventional method of fixation.
Keywords: Pediatric Femur Fracture, Cerclage, Nonunion, iatrogenic


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How to Cite this article: Gharote A, Laud NS, Mehta B, Shyam A. Delayed Onset Iatrogenic Femur fracture in a Child Primarily treated with Cerclage Wires: Unrecorded Complications of an Unconventional Treatment Method. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics 2023;8(2):91-93.

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Prevalence of Nerve Injuries in Lower Limb following Total Joint Replacement Surgery, and Management

Vol 3 | Issue 2 |  July-Dec 2018 | Page 36-43 | Kunal Ajitkumar Shah, Mohan M Desai.

Authors: Kunal Ajitkumar Shah [1], Mohan M Desai [1].

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, KEM Hospital, Parel Mumbai

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Mohan Desai,
Department of Orthopaedics, KEM Hospital, Parel Mumbai


Nerve injuries during lower limb joint replacement are uncommon but serious complications. Review of this condition is sparse in literature. The present review aims to collate the current literature and provide an overview of the subject. Subclinical cases are quite common and preoperative counseling would be helpful. In case the nerve injury occurs, assurance and counselling helps. Since, the prognosis is not uniform and depends on multiple factors, it is best to try and avoid these iatrogenic injuries. A good surgeon knows how to manage his complications, but the best surgeon knows how to avoid them!
Keywords: Nerve injuries, knee arthroplasty, hip arthroplasty, iatrogenic


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How to Cite this article: Shah K, Desai M. Prevalence of Nerve Injuries in Lower Limb following Total Joint Replacement Surgery, and Management. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics July-Dec 2018; 3(2):36-43.

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