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Recurrent hemarthrosis after total knee arthroplasty

Alexander Rukavina, Gino M M J Kerkhoffs, Philipp Schneider & Markus Kuster

abstract This report describes a case of spontaneous recurrent hemarthrosis of the knee that presented 4 weeks after total knee arthroplasty. Femoral arteriography showed a false aneurysm of a branch of the inferior lateral geniculate artery. Therapeutic embolization of the arterial branch was performed using three platinum coils with good clinical result and good knee joint function. Hemarthrosis has not recurred since embolization.
   
citation Rukavina A, Kerkhoffs G M M J, Schneider P, kuster m. Recurrent hemarthrosis after total knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2010; 18:898-900.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 14-01-2010
journal title Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (18/7)
ISSN electronic 1433-7347
pages 898-900
PubMed 20076944
DOI 10.1007/s00167-009-1031-6