Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Tibial fractures are a commonly seen injury in orthopedic surgery. Intramedullary nailing is considered the standard of care, as complications are rare. Those of a vascular nature, including iatrogenically induced pseudoaneurysms of the tibial artery have been previously described in the literature, however each reported case has required surgical repair. In the current case, we describe a repair of a tibial artery branch pseudoaneurysm, after direct contact with an interlocking screw from tibial intramedullary nailing, via ultrasound-guided thrombin injection. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case of a tibial artery pseudoaneurysm repaired non-surgically. This adds support to the promising literature on non-invasive repair of orthopedically related pseudoaneurysms.
Interlocking screw complication, Non-invasive repair, Pseudoaneurysm, Tibial nailing
Hanson CG, Hanson LF. Non-Invasive Repair of an Iatrogenic Tibial Artery Branch Pseudoaneurysm After Intramedullary Nailing. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2017; 8(S2). doi: 10.1016/j.jcot.2017.09.008.