Potential Complications

  • Infection of the soft tissues around the tramites of the trans-osseous wires that manifests as local pain at the site of insertion, redness, swelling, increase in local temperature and fever;
  • Abundant serous secretion and consequent soaking of the gauze dressing;
  • Breakage of the trans-osseous wires accompanied by the sensation of internal rupture of a guitar string, onset of pain of variable intensity;
  • Loss of mechanical stability of the various junctions between the metal parts due to loosening of the bolts of the fixation device;
  • Itching;
  • Disturbed limb sensation;
  • Perception of squeaking noise around the wires bought on by movement;
In the event of any of the above-mentioned complications, reference should be made to Dr. Kirienko for information and advice on the correct line of action to adopt.