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The national incidence of iatrogenic popliteal artery injury during total knee replacement.
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PMID:  25245050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to characterize national characteristics of patients who have a total knee replacement complicated by popliteal artery injury by incidence and patient demographics.
METHODS: All patients with ICD-9 confirmed total knee replacement who had an iatrogenic popliteal artery injury were included from the national in-patient sample from 1998 to 2011. Age, gender and race, procedure type, time to popliteal artery injury, limb outcome, length of stay and hospital inpatient charges were reported.
RESULTS: A total of 1,297,369 patients underwent a total knee replacement of which 43 were complicated by popliteal artery injury (0.003%); 93% had osteoarthritis as their primary diagnosis. The mean age was 61.7 ± 12.3 years. In all, 96% of patients had their popliteal injuries detected intra-operatively or on the day of total knee replacement surgery. The majority of these patients either received stent placement (44%) or peripheral bypass (30%) as their treatment modality for popliteal artery injury. There were no amputations or deaths in this cohort. The median hospital charges for this group were $27,570 (2014 USD).
CONCLUSION: The national incidence of iatrogenic popliteal artery injury in patients undergoing TKR is 0.003%. There were no amputations in our study population and 96% of patients had their injury detected intra-operative or immediately post-operatively.
Anahita Dua; Reyna Zepeda; Francisco C Hernanez; Anthony A Igbadumhe; Sapan S Desai
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-5381     ISO Abbreviation:  Vascular     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
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Created Date:  2014-9-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-9-24    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101196722     Medline TA:  Vascular     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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