Popliteal artery–tibial plateau relationship before and after total knee replacement: a prospective ultrasound study

Abstract

It seems to be a general belief that knee flexion releases the tension on the popliteal artery (PA) and displaces it posteriorly. Furthermore, there are opinions suggesting that previous surgery may result in fibrosis and rigidity of the vessels in the posterior knee region, which can lead to tethering of the PA, bringing it closer to the posterior tibia… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00167-010-1138-9

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