JBJS Case Connect 2020 Jul-Sep;10(3):e1900666
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals Regional Hospitals, Richmond Heights, Ohio 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, TriPoint Medical Center, Painesville, Ohio 4Precision Orthopaedic Specialties, Inc., Chardon, Ohio.
Case: We present a case involving a 26-year-old male who sustained an iatrogenic injury to the right popliteal artery and vein during open fibular collateral ligament reconstruction. The lesions were repaired immediately and required subsequent procedures on postoperative day 1.
Conclusions: Iatrogenic vascular injuries during knee surgery can be devastating for patients and may lead to increased medical costs, unexpected hospital admissions, and additional surgical procedures. Read More