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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


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]


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