Postoperative aneurysm of the popliteal artery after arthroscopic meniscectomy

Arthroscopy. 2001 Feb;17(2):203-5. doi: 10.1053/jars.2001.8016.


We report a case of a 14-year-old girl who underwent arthroscopic subtotal meniscectomy after a bucket-handle tear of the lateral meniscus followed by a pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery. A revision surgery and reconstruction of the artery with a saphena magna patch was necessary to repair the defect. At 1-year follow-up, excellent range of motion, function of the knee, and a normal quality of life was achieved.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aneurysm, False / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, False / etiology*
  • Arthroscopy / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Menisci, Tibial / surgery*
  • Popliteal Artery / diagnostic imaging*
  • Reoperation
  • Tibial Meniscus Injuries
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed