The use of smooth and threaded pins for internal fixation is often complicated by component migration, especially when employed about the acromioclavicular joint. A case report of pin breakage with subsequent migration is presented. This phenomenon occurred despite efforts to stabilize the pin corroborating the potential hazards and unpredictability of these implants. A protocol for the management of these devices, before and after component failure, is presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine