Tzu Chi Medical Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 88--90

A rare complication of ipsilateral femoral neck fracture after removal of the long Gamma nail in a healed intertrochanteric fracture


Chin-Kai Huang1, Chih-Kai Hong1, Wei-Ren Su1, Yi-Hung Huang2, Lin-Yu Chao2 
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lin-Yu Chao
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, 539, Zhongxiao Road, East District, Chiayi
Taiwan

Ipsilateral femoral neck fracture after hardware removal in healed trochanteric fracture is a rare complication. We reported a case of a 79-year-old woman who had undergone open reduction and internal fixation for her left intertrochanteric fracture with a long Gamma nail about 1 year ago. She asked for implants removal due to local irritation. However, 5 days after implants removal, left subcapital femoral neck fracture occurred. Removal of implants under elective indications could lead to high complication rate. Orthopedic surgeons should perform the removal of hardware in healed intertrochanteric fracture for very selected cases.


How to cite this article:
Huang CK, Hong CK, Su WR, Huang YH, Chao LY. A rare complication of ipsilateral femoral neck fracture after removal of the long Gamma nail in a healed intertrochanteric fracture.Tzu Chi Med J 2020;32:88-90


How to cite this URL:
Huang CK, Hong CK, Su WR, Huang YH, Chao LY. A rare complication of ipsilateral femoral neck fracture after removal of the long Gamma nail in a healed intertrochanteric fracture. Tzu Chi Med J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Feb 28 ];32:88-90
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