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Peripheral embolism due to bone entrapment of the popliteal artery after valgus osteotomy: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17494852     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report on a case of arterial embolism caused by bone entrapment of the popliteal artery due to a protrusion of a hydroxyl-apatite wedge. The wedge had been placed 4 years earlier during the course of a valgus osteotomy procedure. Thrombolytic therapy was performed, and the wedge was removed. Because causes for arterial embolism vary, the knowledge of its underlying mechanism is necessary to avoid recurring events. Bone entrapment after knee surgery is a differential diagnosis that should be taken into account, even years after surgery.
Kilian Rittig; Michael Fenchel; Nora Greipel; Hans-Ulrich Häring; Bernd Balletshofer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1051-0443     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-14     Completed Date:  2007-06-28     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  677-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Endocrinology, Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen, Otfried-Müller Strasse 10, 72076 Tübingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Biocompatible Materials / adverse effects
Durapatite / adverse effects
Fibrinolytic Agents / administration & dosage
Infusions, Intra-Arterial
Middle Aged
Osteotomy / adverse effects*
Popliteal Artery*
Thrombolytic Therapy
Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 0/Fibrinolytic Agents; 1306-06-5/Durapatite; EC Plasminogen Activator

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