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SA Orthopaedic Journal

versão On-line ISSN 2309-8309
versão impressa ISSN 1681-150X

SA orthop. j. vol.8 no.3 Pretoria Jan. 2009




Migration of a Kirschner wire from the wrist to the cubital fossa



AH BothaI; AB du ToitII

IMBChB; Senior Medical Officer, Department of Orthopaedics, Helderberg Hospital, Somerset West
IIMBChB(Stell), FC(Orth)SA; Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Helderberg and Tygerberg Hospital





A patient presented with a distal radius and ulna fracture which was treated with closed reduction and Kirschner wires. The patient presented after an extended time period with elbow pain and associated loss of function. Examination revealed that the Kirschner wires migrated to his cubital fossa. Removal of the Kirschner wire resulted in complete functional recovery.



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Dr AH Botha
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Somerset West 7130
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