Subcutaneous thigh fat necrosis as a result of tourniquet control during total knee arthroplasty

Tamvakopoulos, George S, Toms, Andoni P and Glasgow, Malcolm (2005) Subcutaneous thigh fat necrosis as a result of tourniquet control during total knee arthroplasty. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 87 (5). W11-3. ISSN 0035-8843

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Abstract

The use of a pneumatic tourniquet in total knee arthroplasty has been linked to complications caused by local tissue hypoxia. Fat necrosis is a rare condition that presents as an ill-defined subcutaneous lesion. The clinical features resemble that of a lipoma but histological appearance is characteristic. Ultrasound imaging is helpful in establishing the diagnosis both by sonographic appearance as well as in directing a biopsy if necessary. We present a case of encapsulated fat necrosis caused by the use of a pneumatic tourniquet during total knee arthroplasty.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aged, 80 and over,arthroplasty, replacement, knee,fat necrosis,female,humans,osteoarthritis, knee,postoperative complications,thigh,tourniquets
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2014 14:26
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2017 01:37
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/50122
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