European Orthopaedics and Traumatology

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 209–212 | Cite as

Pseudoaneurysm of the geniculate artery following elective knee arthroscopy

  • Pablo Sanz-Ruiz
  • Francisco Chana-Rodriguez
  • Manuel Villanueva
  • Jose Manuel Rojo
  • Javier Vaquero
Case Report


Arterial pseudoaneurysm is a rare entity following orthopedic knee surgery. This lesion has been reported in a many surgical procedures such as total knee arthroplasty (TKA) [1, 2], open synovectomy [3], meniscectomy [4], and arthroscopy [5]. The lesions can appear at any localization around the popliteal artery [6, 7] and geniculate artery, especially in total knee arthroplasty. In their review, Wilson et al. [8] revealed that of 4,350 patients undergoing elective orthopedic procedures, only 27 attended the vascular surgery service with arterial injury following hip and knee arthroplasty and ankle reconstruction. Only 3 of the 27 had developed pseudoaneurysm. The aim of this paper is to present a case of a pseudoaneurysm of the geniculate artery in a patient who presented symptoms of deep venous thrombosis after primary TKA.

Case report

A 20-year-old man presented with recent-onset unilateral left knee pain. He was an amateur football player without any history of...


Total Knee Arthroplasty Popliteal Artery Arthroscopic Procedure Osteochondral Grafting Anterolateral Portal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo Sanz-Ruiz
    • 1
  • Francisco Chana-Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Manuel Villanueva
    • 1
  • Jose Manuel Rojo
    • 1
  • Javier Vaquero
    • 1
  1. 1.Gregorio Marañon General HospitalMadridSpain

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