Late Occurring Medial Migration of a Lag Screw in Gamma Nailing

S. van Hoef*, M.C.H.W. Fuchs, Rene ten Broeke

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An 81-year-old female was treated for a pertrochanteric multifragmentary fracture of the proximal femur with a third-generation Gamma nail. After 3 months she presented herself again with acute pain and inability to bear weight on the leg. Radiographs showed medial migration of the lag screw. She was treated with a total hip arthroplasty, after which she was successfully discharged. In this case report the possible causes of this late and unusual complication are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5201674
Number of pages4
JournalCase Reports in Orthopedics
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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