Pseudoaneurisma dell'arteria tibiale posteriore come complicazione nell'uso del fissatore esterno: Descrizione di un caso clinico

Translated title of the contribution: False aneurysm in posterior tibial artery as complication in external fixation technique. A case report

G. M. Peretti, F. Razza, G. Macias, G. Lastroni

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Personal experience in one case of false aneurysm as complication of external fixation technique in the treatment of psedoarthrosis is reported. A 36-year-old man developed a psedoarthrosis in the posterior tibial artery after two months of treatment of type III psedoarthrosis with Ilizarov-like device. This study highlights the risk in developing this complication when external stabilizer is applied to a limb with a long surgical history, with alteration of the vascular anatomy of the district. The importance of arteriography is also stressed as a diagnostic exam and preventive tool for the study of that particular vascular district. Moreover, different treatment options are presented for this complication.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalMinerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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  • Surgery

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