Injury to the popliteal artery and its anatomic location in total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Ninomiya1999InjuryTT,
  title={Injury to the popliteal artery and its anatomic location in total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={James T Ninomiya and John C.S. Dean and Victor M. Goldberg},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={803-9}
}
Injury to the popliteal artery during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a devastating complication. Although infrequent, these injuries can result in the need for further surgery, including revascularization or possibly even amputation. Several mechanisms are capable of producing direct trauma to the popliteal artery, including the use of posterior ret ractors. We investigated the proximity of the popliteal artery to the tibial joint surface during TKA to identify crucial steps in the procedure… CONTINUE READING