Iatrogenic injury of profunda femoris artery branches after intertrochanteric hip screw fixation for intertrochanteric femoral fracture: a case report and literature review.

A case of arterial rupture of the profunda femoris arterial branches, following dynamic hip screw (DHS) fixation for an intertrochanteric femoral fracture, is presented. Bleeding is controlled by coil embolization, but, later on, the patient underwent orthopedic material removal due to an infection of a large femoral hematoma.

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By Patelis N1, Koutsoumpelis A1, Papoutsis K1, Kouvelos G1, Vergadis C2, Mourikis A3, Georgopoulos SE1.