Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2019; 54(03): 343-346
DOI: 10.1016/j.rbo.2017.09.003
Relato de Caso | Case Report
Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Published by Thieme Revnter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Proximal Femur Fracture and Vascular Injury in Adults—Case Report[*]

Article in several languages: português | English
1  Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, RJ, Brasil
2  Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brasil
,
Fernando Claudino dos Santos Filho
1  Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, RJ, Brasil
,
Yuri Leander Oliveira Diamantino
1  Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, RJ, Brasil
,
Eduardo Loureiro
3  Cirurgia Vascular, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, RJ, Brasil
4  Cirurgia Vascular, Hospital Federal da Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
,
Maria Cristina Diniz Gonçalves Ezequiel
2  Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brasil
,
Sérgio Delmonte Alves
5  Serviço de Trauma, Hospital Escola São Vicente Paula, Passo Fundo, RS, Brasil
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Publication History

16 August 2017

19 September 2017

Publication Date:
27 June 2019 (online)

Abstract

Vascular complications in the surgical treatment of hip fractures are rare. Depending on the arterial injury, severe intraoperative bleeding or a subacute hematoma formation with arterial pseudoaneurysm development can occur. In the literature, the more frequently described complications are large local hematomas after osteosynthesis with sliding hip screws. This report shows a case of delayed arterial injury after proximal femur osteosynthesis.

* Work performed at the Orthopedics and Traumatology Service, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil. Originally published by Elsevier Ltda.