Arterial complications after knee arthroplasty: 4 cases and a review of the literature.

@article{Holmberg1996ArterialCA,
  title={Arterial complications after knee arthroplasty: 4 cases and a review of the literature.},
  author={Anna Holmberg and Jan Milbrink and David Bergqvist},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={1996},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={75-8}
}
We reviewed 40 cases of arterial complications after total knee replacement from the literature and report 4 of our own cases. The incidence is low (0.03%-0.2%), but the prognosis is poor, with death or amputation in one fourth of the cases. Preexisting arterial insufficiency, absent pedal pulses, arterial calcification on plane radiographs, femoro- popliteal/distal grafts are all predisposing factors. Therefore, preoperative risk factor evaluation as well as rapid and adequate handling in case… CONTINUE READING

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