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

@article{Lindsey1986TheMO,
  title={The migration of a broken pin following fixation of the acromioclavicular joint. A case report and review of the literature.},
  author={R. Lindsey and W. T. Gutowski},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={1986},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          413-6
        }
}
  • R. Lindsey, W. T. Gutowski
  • Published 1986
  • Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • 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. 
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