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Popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm following total knee arthroplasty: a case report

  • Varatharaj MounasamyEmail author
  • Christopher Dawson
  • Quanjun Cui
  • William M. Mihalko
  • Khaled J. Saleh
  • Thomas Brown
Case Report

Abstract

Direct vascular injury after primary total knee arthroplasty is rare. This case report illustrates a 65-year-old female who was diagnosed with a pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery when she was investigated for increased leg swelling and pain 1 week after total knee arthroplasty. She had a percutaneous endovascular repair with a stent after thrombectomy.

Keywords

Knee Arthroplasty Popliteal artery Aneurysm 

Pseudo-anévrisme de l’artère poplitée après arthroplastie totale de genou

Résumé

Une blessure vasculaire directe pendant la pose d’une prothèse de genou est rare. Ce cas illustre le tableau d’une patiente de 65 ans, qui se plaignait d’œdème de la jambe et de douleurs une semaine après une arthroplastie du genou et chez laquelle fut diagnostiqué un pseudo-anévrisme de l’artère poplitée. La lésion fut traitée par voie endovasculaire avec pose d’un stent après thrombectomie.

Mots clés

Genou Arthroplastie Artère poplitée Anévrisme 

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© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Varatharaj Mounasamy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christopher Dawson
    • 1
  • Quanjun Cui
    • 1
  • William M. Mihalko
    • 1
  • Khaled J. Saleh
    • 1
  • Thomas Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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