This retrospective study investigates, by the means of a questionnaire, the frequency of "Burning Femur Syndrome" as a complication from extracting bone matter from the iliac crest. The basis for the study was a group of 122 patients who underwent splint extraction at the iliac crest. Patients were answering questions regarding the surgery and its side effects presented in the 12-part questionnaire.
Comprehensively, it can be argued that the reversible nerve damage at the pelvic bone extraction occurred as relatively frequent complication (15,6%). The permanent damage remains only in 5,7% of the cases. The classic "Burning Femur Syndrome" occurred postoperatively in one case, however this patient is today symptom-free