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Online ISSN 1827-1707
Peretti G. M., Razza F., Mac'as G., Lastroni G.
Personal experience in one case of false aneurysm as complication of external fixation technique in the treatment of psedoarthrosis is reported. A 36-year-old man developed a psedoarthrosis in the posterior tibial artery after two months of treatment of type III psedoarthrosis with Ilizarov-like device. This study highlights the risk in developing this complication when external stabilizer is applied to a limb with a long surgical history, with alteration of the vascular anatomy of the district. The importance of arteriography is also stressed as a diagnostic exam and preventive tool for the study of that particular vascular district. Moreover, different treatment options are presented for this complication.