Acute Arterial Thrombosis After Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty

Christopher Bayne, Omar Bayne, Michael Peterson, Eric Cain

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Arterial thrombosis is a rare complication of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The overall incidence of arterial complications after TKA, including arterial occlusion, arteriovenous fistula, arterial aneurysm, and arterial severance, varies between 0.03% and 0.17% in reports published in the orthopedic literature (J Vasc Surg 1994;20:927-932). We report a case of acute popliteal artery thrombosis and its sequelae immediately following bilateral TKA performed sequentially under the same anesthesia. This is the first reported case of a post-TKA popliteal artery thrombosis in a patient younger than 60 years without the commonly accepted risk factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • arterial thrombosis
  • bilateral TKA
  • complications
  • popliteal artery
  • total knee arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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