Anterior tibial artery pseudoaneurysm following ankle arthroscopy in a hemophiliac patient

Khalil H. Chamseddin, Melissa L. Kirkwood

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Abstract

Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle is a common orthopedic procedure with low complication rates. Arterial injuries from these procedures are an even more rare subset of the complications. Hemophilia A is a genetic disorder of aberrant coagulation, which leads to increased risk of bleeding even after minor trauma. We present the second case of anterior tibial artery pseudoaneurysm formation secondary to ankle arthroscopy in a hemophiliac patient and suggest that these individuals are at higher risk for developing complications associated with arterial injury. Furthermore, potential risk factors include port placement, anatomic variation of the vessels, and nature of the arthroscopic procedure. We recommend steps to prevent complications in hemophiliac patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269.e17-269.e19
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Anterior tibial artery pseudoaneurysm following ankle arthroscopy in a hemophiliac patient. / Chamseddin, Khalil H.; Kirkwood, Melissa L.

In: Annals of Vascular Surgery, Vol. 34, 01.07.2016, p. 269.e17-269.e19.

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