Popliteal Artery Injury after Low-Energy Knee Dislocation in the Obese
Veger HTC*, Borger van de Burg B, Visser MJT and Joosten Hedeman
Department of Vascular Surgery, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands
- *Corresponding Author:
- HTC Veger
Department of Vascular Surgery
Leiden University Medical Centre
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 23, 2014; Accepted Date: May 19, 2015; Published Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: Veger HTC, Burg BVD, Visser MJT, Hedeman J (2015) Popliteal Artery Injury after Low-Energy Knee Dislocation in the Obese. J Vasc Med Surg 3:200. doi: 10.4172/2329-6925.1000200
Copyright: © 2015 Veger HTC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The last decade an increasing number of Low Energy Knee Dislocations (LEKD)in obese patients have been reported in the orthopaedic and vascular surgery literature. Vascular repair in the obese can be technically challenging and is associated with more perioperative complications than in the no obese. Using a percutaneous approach to blunt injury of the popliteal artery due to LEKD in the obese patient where even more extensive soft tissue injury may complicate open repair is a novel way to avoid incisions and manipulation of the injured ischemic lower extremity.