The Knee, ISSN: 0968-0160, Vol: 17, Issue: 1, Page: 7-14

Recurrent haemarthrosis following total knee replacement

J. Saksena; A. D. Platts; G. S.E. Dowd

Total knee replacement is a well-established treatment for osteoarthritis with increasing numbers performed each year. Recurrent haemarthrosis is a relatively rare complication following TKR being reported in up to 1.6% of patients. While some causes are related to direct trauma to blood vessels, others are more obscure and may be difficult to diagnose. The purpose of this review is to give an overview of this unusual complication and summarise the current methods of management.

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