The migration of a broken pin following fixation of the acromioclavicular joint: A case report and review of the literature

R. W. Lindsey, W. T. Gutowski

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-416
Number of pages4
JournalOrthopedics
Volume9
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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