oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Orthopaedic complications of long saphenous venous cut down in children

Volume 29, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Serious lower limb deformities following a minor procedure of long saphenous venous cut down in two children are reported. Although comparable complications may not be seen in the developed world, the greater susceptibility to serious infection due to poor nutritional status, sub-standard nursing care and poor follow-up of patients in developing countries, predisposes them to a much higher risk of such complications.

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