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Popliteal Artery Occlusion Post Knee Revision Surgery Results in Above Knee Amputation

August 4, 2014

The Case:

A middle-aged male presented to an orthopedic surgeon with a history of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), commonly known as a. total left knee replacement, the year before with good results. At the time of presentation, his left knee pain was gradually worsening, both at rest and with activity. The surgeon’s impression was the patient was experiencing either loosening of the prosthesis or …

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