[Intra-abdominal migration of a Kirschner wire from the femoral neck].

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Lorenz G, Steinau G, Schumpelick V. [Intra-abdominal migration of a Kirschner wire from the femoral neck]. Chirurg. 1993;64(11):973-4.
A epiphysiolysis capitis femoris in a child was treated bei Kirschner-wire fixation. Postoperatively one of these wires broke and presumably migrated through the acetabulum intraperitoneally into the true pelvis. The Kirschner-wire fragment was removed by laparotomy. We discuss the technique of application of Kirschner-wires and complications of the procedure, in particular migration and dislocation.