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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-40

Common peroneal nerve entrapment during closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of paediatric distal femur fracture: Surgeons be aware!


Department of Hand Surgery, Dr. Paul Brand Centre for Hand Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Binu P Thomas
Dr. Paul Brand Centre for Hand Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-9008.200290

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Distal femoral metaphyseal fracture is a common injury faced by paediatric orthopaedic surgeons. This injury is usually managed with closed reduction and percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation. We present an unusual case wherein the common peroneal nerve was completely severed and entrapped in the fracture site following closed reduction and percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation of a distal femoral metaphyseal fracture.


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