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Table 2 General and specific complications of the technique

From: Anterior subcutaneous internal fixation for treatment of unstable pelvic fractures

General complications Specific complications
Infection Injury of A./V. femoralis as well as epifascial blood vessels when introducing the transfixation rod
Wound healing disturbances Nerve injuries, specificall N. cutaneus femoris lateralis and N.femoralis [22]
Thrombosis/embolism Perforation of abdominal muscles with injury of surrounding structures and organs [22]
  Implant malpositioning/loosening of the supra-acetabular iliac screws
  Perforation of the hip joint
  Secondary operative intervention for later implant removal compared to one single planned intervention in primary plate fixation