Vacuum-assisted closure complicated by erosion and hemorrhage of the anterior tibial artery

Richard A. White, Roberto A. Miki, Peter Kazmier, Jeffrey O. Anglen

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Abstract

We report an erosion and hemorrhage of a left anterior tibial artery associated with a vacuum-assisted closure device. To our knowledge, this report represents the first arterial erosion associated with a vacuum-assisted closure device. We estimate our patient lost 6 units of blood. The hemorrhage was complicated by anticoagulation and a traumatic setting. Based on our complication, we believe great care should be taken when placing a vacuum-assisted closure device adjacent to an exposed artery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-59
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Artery
  • Erosion
  • Fracture
  • Hemorrhage
  • Vacuum-assisted

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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