The value of immediate preoperative vascular examination in an at-risk patient for total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Garabekyan2011TheVO,
  title={The value of immediate preoperative vascular examination in an at-risk patient for total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Tigran Garabekyan and Ali Oliashirazi and Kristie Winters},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={52}
}
Arterial complications associated with total knee arthroplasty (TKA), although infrequent, may be associated with the following sequelae: infection, limb loss, and rarely, death. When revascularization is undertaken in the postoperative setting, additional complications may be encountered including postischemic reperfusion injury necessitating prophylactic fasciotomies. The end result is a prolonged postoperative course leading to worse functional outcome. A preoperative history and physical… CONTINUE READING