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5) Pseudoaneurysms and hemorrhage of the profunda femoris artery (PFA) are rare injuries and have been reported following trauma or orthopedic procedures performed in the proximal femur.
False aneurysm of the profunda femoris artery complicating fracture of the femoral shaft and treated by transcatheter embolization.
We believe that application of retractors around lesser trochanter during the surgery causes minimal damage to the arterial wall of a branch of profunda femoris artery that leads to pseudoaneurysm development and delayed hemorrhage later on causes femoral nerve palsy.