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Vacuum-assisted closure complicated by erosion and hemorrhage of the anterior tibial artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15668586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report an erosion and hemorrhage of a left anterior tibial artery associated with a vacuum-assisted closure device. To our knowledge, this report represents the first arterial erosion associated with a vacuum-assisted closure device. We estimate our patient lost 6 units of blood. The hemorrhage was complicated by anticoagulation and a traumatic setting. Based on our complication, we believe great care should be taken when placing a vacuum-assisted closure device adjacent to an exposed artery.
Richard A White; Roberto A Miki; Peter Kazmier; Jeffrey O Anglen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of orthopaedic trauma     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0890-5339     ISO Abbreviation:  J Orthop Trauma     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-25     Completed Date:  2005-04-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807705     Medline TA:  J Orthop Trauma     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital at University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Dislocations / complications,  surgery
Fibula / injuries,  surgery
Fractures, Bone / surgery*
Hemorrhage / etiology*,  surgery
Hip Fractures / complications,  surgery
Multiple Trauma
Occlusive Dressings / adverse effects*
Orthopedic Procedures / instrumentation*,  methods
Tibial Arteries / injuries*
Tibial Fractures / complications,  surgery
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing

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