Pseudoaneurysm of the lateral geniculate artery at the distal interlocking screw site

Varatharaj Mounasamy, Dirk Dolbeare, Mark C. Willis

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Arterial complications at the site of distal interlocking screws of interlocked intramedullary nails are uncommon. This case report illustrates a 45-year-old male who was diagnosed with a pseudoaneurysm of the lateral geniculate artery when he was worked-up for persistent pain and swelling over the distal lateral thigh. He underwent obliteration of the pseudoaneurysm with thrombin injection and had excellent relief of pain and subsequent decrease in swelling. We are not aware of any case reports of pseudoaneurysm of the lateral geniculate artery at the distal screw insertion site of interlocked intramedullary nails.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Arterial injury
  • Locking screws

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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