Complete rupture of the popliteal artery complicating high tibial osteotomy.

Attinger, Marc Claudio; Behrend, Henrik; Jost, Bernhard (2014). Complete rupture of the popliteal artery complicating high tibial osteotomy. Journal of orthopaedics, 11(4), pp. 192-196. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jor.2014.08.002

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We present two cases of high tibial osteotomies performed at our institution. Both cases were complicated with the immediate postoperative occurrence of an ischaemic syndrome of the lower leg. Urgent diagnostics revealed a complete rupture of the popliteal artery that required re-operation and a vascular repair. Although neurovascular complications during high tibial osteotomies are rare the awareness of this potentially catastrophic complication should be present when performing this common procedure. All precautions to minimize the harm to the neurovascular bundle should be put into practice. A summary of the surgical precautions is presented and discussed in this paper.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Attinger, Marc Claudio

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0972-978X

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stefanie Zurbuchen

Date Deposited:

10 Feb 2015 15:04

Last Modified:

09 Nov 2015 11:26

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jor.2014.08.002

PubMed ID:

25561756

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Complications, High tibial osteotomy, Knee, Unicompartmental osteoarthritis

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.62975

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/62975

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