Friday, October 19, 2012

Renal perforation due to the migration of metal cerclage in hip arthroplasty

2012 Jul;79(3):214-7. doi: 10.5301/RU.2012.9688. Epub 2012 Sep 21.

 

Source

U.O. Urologia Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Arcispedale "S. Anna", Ferrara - Italy.

Abstract

Hip arthroplasty surgery allows the recovery of a good quality of life greatly enabling to resolve or alleviate the pain and improve physical and motor performance of the patient. However, this procedure is not without complications, which may occur at an earlier or later stage. In this work we report the only complication described in the literature of renal perforation due to the migration of metal cerclage in hip arthroplasty

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cerclage /cer·clage/ (ser-klahzh´) [Fr.] encircling of a part with a ring or loop, as for correction of an incompetent cervix uteri or fixation of adjacent ends of a fractured bone

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