Pseudoaneurysm of the geniculate artery following elective knee arthroscopy
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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 , meniscectomy , and arthroscopy . 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.  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.
KeywordsTotal Knee Arthroplasty Popliteal Artery Arthroscopic Procedure Osteochondral Grafting Anterolateral Portal
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