Hong Kong Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery

Volume 5 Number 2, October 2001

Pseudoaneurysm of the radial artery after plate removal

Fung BKK, Ip WY1
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and 1Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

We present a case of pseudoaneurysm of the radial artery that occurred after the removal of a plate from the distal shaft of the radius. This case illustrates that surgery in the proximity of the radial artery requires careful preoperative planning and meticulous techniques. Tourniquet release before wound closure would prevented this complication. (Hong Kong Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2001;5(2):138-140.)

Key Words : Complications: Implant removal; Radial artery; Postoperrative complications; Tourniquet




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