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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 1454835, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1454835
Case Report

A Surgical Opinion in a 36-Week Pregnant with Tibia Fracture: Intramedullary Nailing

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey

Received 16 September 2016; Revised 4 November 2016; Accepted 27 November 2016

Academic Editor: Christian W. Müller

Copyright © 2016 Celal Bozkurt and Baran Sarikaya. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The operative treatment of tibial fractures in late pregnancy is a controversial issue that is rarely discussed in the literature. Here we present a case of a tibial diaphyseal fracture in a woman that was 36 weeks pregnant, which was treated with intramedullary nails under noninvasive foetal monitoring with cardiotocography. The patient underwent a successful surgery, and no harm or adverse events to either the mother or the foetus were reported during or after the procedure. Following surgery, the mother had a comfortable pregnancy and a normal spontaneous vaginal delivery with a healthy newborn.