Persistent haemarthrosis following total knee arthroplasty caused by unrecognised arterial injury

Orthopaedic Surgery; Vascular Surgery
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2010.0010
10
51-54
Persistent haemarthrosis following total knee arthroplasty caused by unrecognised arterial injury

Arterial injury is a rare complication of knee replacement. We present a delayed presentation which was proven with arteriography and successfully treated with embolisation rather than open surgery. In atypical clinical pictures of swelling and equivocal inflammatory markers, clinicians should consider the differential diagnosis of persistent arterial bleeding.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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