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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016, Article ID 8505038, 4 pages
Case Report

Management of Femoral Shaft Fracture in Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome with External Fixator

1Department of Orthopedics and Trauma, Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital (NMCTH), Kanchanbari, Biratnagar – 5, Morang, Nepal
2Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Centre, Biratnagar, Nepal

Received 17 November 2015; Revised 20 December 2015; Accepted 28 December 2015

Academic Editor: Georg Singer

Copyright © 2016 Yogendra Gupta et al. 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.


Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a rare complex malformation characterized by the clinical triad of capillary malformations, soft tissue and bone hypertrophy, and venous/lymphatic malformation. Fractures of long bones in such cases are challenging to treat. A 12-year-old female with this syndrome presented with femoral shaft fracture of right thigh. She was initially kept on skeletal traction for two weeks and then she underwent closed reduction and immobilization with external fixator with uneventful intraoperative and postoperative period. Fracture united at four and half months.