Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 21, Issue 8, pp 1922–1924

Fibrin glue as a non-invasive outpatient treatment for post-arthroscopic knee seromas


DOI: 10.1007/s00167-013-2505-0

Cite this article as:
Berkoff, D.J., Kanaan, M. & Kamath, G. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2013) 21: 1922. doi:10.1007/s00167-013-2505-0


Post-surgical seromas and cysts have been reported across many surgical subspecialties including orthopaedics. Treatments include both invasive surgical approaches and more recently reported non-invasive techniques. Non-invasive approaches currently include compressive wrapping, vasopneumatic cryotherapy, and motion exercises. Persistent lesions have been treated with talc or doxycycline sclerodesis. This case presents a patient with a post-arthroscopic seroma that was treated with fibrin glue in an outpatient setting. Fibrin glue has not been reported in the post-arthroscopy outpatient setting to address cystic lesions. This case suggests a viable non-invasive treatment option for these lesions. Level of evidence V.


Fibrin glue Seroma treatments Post-arthroscopic seroma 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Berkoff
    • 1
  • Matthew Kanaan
    • 2
  • Ganesh Kamath
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of North Carolina Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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