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Spontaneous recurrent haemarthrosis following unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and its successful treatment by coil embolisation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15351420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of spontaneous recurrent haemarthrosis of the knee presenting 3 months after the unicondylar knee replacement is described. Femoral arteriography demonstrated hypertrophy of the saphenous branch of descending genicular artery with a prominent vascular blush in the region of posteromedial aspect of the popliteal fossa thought to represent a hypertrophic vascular mass of synovium. Therapeutic embolisation of the saphenous branch of descending genicular artery was performed using three fibred platinum coils with satisfactory clinical results. Since the embolisation, the haemarthrosis has not recurred. To our knowledge, this therapeutic procedure used to treat recurrent haemarthrosis following unicondylar knee arthroplasty has not been previously described in the literature.
R Maheshwari; S P Kelley; V G Langkamer; E Loveday
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Knee     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0968-0160     ISO Abbreviation:  Knee     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-07     Completed Date:  2005-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9430798     Medline TA:  Knee     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, BS10 5NB, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / adverse effects*,  methods
Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation*,  methods
Hemarthrosis / etiology*,  therapy*
Neovascularization, Pathologic / radiography
Osteoarthritis, Knee / surgery
Saphenous Vein / pathology,  radiography
Synovial Membrane / blood supply*

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