Migration of four Kirschner wires from the humerus to the vertebral column passing through the lung


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ÖNAL Ö. , HASDIRAZ L. , OĞUZKAYA F.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.24, no.1, pp.151-154, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.10893
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-154

Abstract

A 63-year-old female patient with Parkinson's disease who was performed stabilization with Kirschner wires due to right proximal humerus sectional fracture four weeks before was referred to our clinic upon detection of migration of four Kirschner wires to right hemithorax. Immediate thoracotomy was performed and four Kirschner wires were carefully removed from the right hemithorax. Patient was discharged on postoperative day six without any problem. Orthopedic surgeons should avoid the use of such materials with ends remaining outside in patients who are unable to receive adequate home care. Patients should be evaluated as a whole together with their social environment and the most appropriate treatment method should be selected not only for the disease but also for the patients.