Unusual Migration of Kirschner's Wire into Intervertebral Foramen after Lateral Clavicle Fracture Fixation - A Case Report

  • Received : 2014.02.21
  • Accepted : 2014.04.07
  • Published : 2014.06.30


The migration of metallic devices such as Kirschner's wire (K-wire) from the shoulder is a well-recognized and significant complication of operation, the wire ending up in the lungs, the heart, the esophagus, the aorta or the subclavian artery. However, spinal migration is very rare. We report the case of a 72-year-old female patient with K-wire migration into the C7-T1 intervertebral foramen, 2 months after surgery for a lateral end fracture of left clavicle.


Clavicle;Lateral end fracture;Kirschner's wire;Spinal migration


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