Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 128, Issue 12, pp 1387–1390 | Cite as

A left knee wound complication by non-Hodgkins lymphoma in bilateral total knee arthroplasties

  • Mark S. Eskander
  • Erika McPhee
  • Jonathan P. Eskander
  • Robert Nascimento
  • Jeremy J. McCormick
  • Suyang Hao
  • David Shepro
  • Kirk Johnson
Orthopaedic Surgery


A 70-year-old woman with a history of bilateral primary knee osteoarthritis presented with a left knee wound complication, a non-Hodgkins lymphoma, after bilateral total knee arthroplasties. After exploring several etiologies, the evidence in this unusual case suggests a coincidental preexisting lymphoma.


Total knee arthroplasty Pre-existing lymphoma Malignant tumor Metallic prosthesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark S. Eskander
    • 1
  • Erika McPhee
    • 1
  • Jonathan P. Eskander
    • 1
  • Robert Nascimento
    • 1
  • Jeremy J. McCormick
    • 1
  • Suyang Hao
    • 2
  • David Shepro
    • 1
  • Kirk Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.UMass Memorial Medical Center, The Arthritis and Total Joint Replacement CenterWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUMass Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA

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