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complications

Complications of ILP are very rare. Possible complications of ILP are :

  • The major complication of ILP is septic osteitis. To avoid this complication, severe sterility during the intervention is mandatory.
  • Hematoma.
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
  • Recurrence of osteoid osteoma.
  • Only one complication was observed among our 55 patients. This consisted of a mild reflex sympathetic dystrophy of the wrist. One week after the procedure, this patient reported burning pain, which was absolutely different from the previous sensations. The patient described a new symptomatology consisting of burning pain, hyperalgesia, hyperesthesia, vasomotor and sudomotor disturbances. Symptoms were entierly relieved after 2 months of treatment.