Recurrent late hemarthrosis after total knee replacement

D. Hendel*, G. J. Velan

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A patient who had a successful total knee replacement for severe degenerative osteoarthritis of the right knee had an excellent functional result. 2 years after the operation there was spontaneous intra-articular bleeding that was treated successfully conservatively. Recurrent hemarthrosis 2 months later was treated similarly and also resolved without residual functional impairment after a follow-up of over 1 year. Recurrent late hemarthrosis in the knee is a fairly rare complication following total knee arthroplasty, but is amenable to conservative measures. Frequently, persistent recurrent hemarthrosis requires debridement of the bleeding synovium of the knee.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-326, 383
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2 Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes


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