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J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004 Jul-Aug;27(6):e9.

Popliteal aneurysm as a cause of leg pain in a geriatric patient.

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University Health Center, Glendale, Calif 91205, USA. rodkaufman@scuhs.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To discuss the management of a patient with unilateral lower extremity pain as a consequence of a popliteal aneurysm.

CLINICAL FEATURES:

An 85-year-old male had difficulty in ambulating due to low back and lower extremity pain. Standard tests demonstrated and reproduced pain at the lower back while inspection, palpation, and auscultation revealed a pulsatile mass in the popliteal fossa of the right knee.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME:

Specific joint manipulation for relief of low back pain was performed. Comanagement of the patient with a vascular surgeon and subsequent surgical intervention resulted in relief of lower extremity pain.

CONCLUSION:

Resolution of pain and guarded gait was accomplished by a multidisciplinary approach combining conservative care and invasive techniques.

PMID:
15319769
DOI:
10.1016/j.jmpt.2004.05.009
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