Anatomic Considerations in the Placement of Percutaneous Pins
There is no region of the femur which innocuously accepts percutaneous pin fixation. Transfixation of soft tissues has predictable complications. Obviously, any structure present in the thigh can be transfixed, resulting in total or partial loss of function. Damage to a major nerve or vessel must be avoided at all costs. Avoidance of joint cavity invasion assumes secondary importance, followed by considerations of muscle belly transfixation and nursing care.
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