Recanalization of an occluded popliteal artery following posterior knee dislocation

Citation
L. Kirby et al., Recanalization of an occluded popliteal artery following posterior knee dislocation, ANN VASC S, 13(6), 1999, pp. 622-624
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery
Journal title
ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY
ISSN journal
0890-5096 → ACNP
Volume
13
Issue
6
Year of publication
1999
Pages
622 - 624
Database
ISI
SICI code
0890-5096(199911)13:6<622:ROAOPA>2.0.ZU;2-O
Abstract
Posterior knee dislocation results in popliteal artery injury in up to one- third of cases. Prompt recognition and treatment of arterial injury is esse ntial for limb salvage. We report a case of complete occlusion of the popli teal artery following posterior knee dislocation treated with saphenous vei n bypass without exclusion of the injured arterial segment. Follow-up duple x scanning demonstrated a patent vein graft and a patent ipsilateral poplit eal artery. This report suggests that, in some instances, a traumatically o ccluded popliteal artery may recanalize, and that revascularization with a bypass graft may be the preferred method of repair, particularly in young p atients.