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Lower extremity traction pins: indications, technique, and complications.

@article{Althausen2002LowerET,
  title={Lower extremity traction pins: indications, technique, and complications.},
  author={Peter L. Althausen and David J Hak},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          43-7
        }
}
The placement of pins in the lower extremity for the purpose of skeletal traction is a basic skill required by an orthopedic surgeon. These pins are primarily used for the management of fractures and dislocations. Although simple, the insertion and care of these pins can be accompanied by severe complications including damage to neurovascular structures, physeal injury, ligamentous insult, fracture, and infection. We review the techniques of pin insertion at the distal femur, proximal tibia… CONTINUE READING

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