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Arteriovenous fistula with false aneurysm of the inferior medial geniculate artery. A complication of total knee arthroplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3621729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of traumatic arteriovenous fistula with false aneurysm of the inferior medial geniculate artery are reported as a complication of total knee arthroplasty. Both cases were diagnosed within the first two months following the knee surgery. Diagnosis in both cases was confirmed by arteriography. Surgical excision of this lesion with ligation of the inferior medial geniculate artery resolved both of these complications. Strict hemostasis in the region of the inferior medial geniculate artery following subperiosteal release of the medial ligaments in total knee arthroplasty should prevent this complication.
D A Dennis; R D Neumann; P Toma; G Rosenberg; T H Mallory
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1987 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-06     Completed Date:  1987-10-06     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / etiology*
Arteriovenous Fistula / etiology*
Knee Joint / blood supply*
Knee Prosthesis / adverse effects*

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