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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine