Hip Pelvis.  2012 Dec;24(4):338-341. 10.5371/hp.2012.24.4.338.

Injury of the Superficial Femoral Artery Secondary to an Unstable Intertrochanteric Fracture: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dong-Eui Medical Center, Busan, Korea. wonro@hanmail.net

Abstract

Injury of the femoral artery with a femoral intertrochanteric fracture is rare, and usually occurs on the deep femoral artery during surgery. We experienced a case of preoperative injury of the superficial femoral artery by a lesser trochanteric fragment. We repaired the femoral artery through an anterior approach before internal fixation.

Keyword

Intertrochanteric fracture; Femoral artery injury
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