Posterior tibial artery pseudoaneurysm following tibial fracture. A case report

T. Breen, R. Brumback

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Abstract

The presence of distal pulses is oftentimes misleading and the severity of the fracture roentgenographically is frequently unrelated to the possibility of a vascular injury. Pseudoaneurysms following long bone injuries, although not as commonly seen in blunt as in penetrating trauma, are potentially limb threatening injuries requiring a high index of suspicion and the liberal use of angiography for early diagnosis and repair. A case of a pseudoaneurysm of the posterior tibial artery associated with a grade i open fracture following blunt trauma and a review of the literature concerning arterial injury in blunt trauma are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-997
Number of pages5
JournalOrthopedics
Volume8
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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