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Hypertension as a complication of circular external fixators.

Authors
  • Oroko, Maroria D
  • Wadia, Farokh D
  • Farrell, Ruth
  • Bradbury, Mark
  • Zenios, Michalis
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B
Publication Date
May 01, 2013
Volume
22
Issue
3
Pages
270–274
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32835ec5a6
PMID: 23443142
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hypertension is not a recognized complication of circular external fixation. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of hypertension following this procedure. A retrospective review of 57 patients was carried out between January 2006 and May 2010. At least three blood pressure readings were used to define hypertension. Five of the 41 qualifying patients (12.2%) developed hypertension. Three of these were found to have a sustained hypertension throughout the frame period, two requiring treatment for visual symptoms and left ventricular hypertrophy. A limb reconstruction surgeon needs to be alert to this potential complication to initiate prompt investigations and treatment.

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