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J Arthroplasty. 2008 Sep;23(6):927-30. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2007.07.019.

Neuroma of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve a cause of reversible knee stiffness after total knee arthroplasty.

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The University of Chicago Bone and Joint Replacement Center, Louis A.Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60640, USA.

Abstract

Injury of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve (ISN) may be caused by a surgical laceration or trauma about the knee and can result in formation of a painful neuroma. There has been no report of knee stiffness after a total knee arthroplasty secondary to a painful neuroma of the ISN. In this report, we present a patient with pain and severe stiffness of her knee after a total knee arthroplasty. A neuroma of the ISN was resected, and the pain as well as the stiffness of the knee resolved. A source of pain such as a neuroma should be considered as a cause of reversible knee stiffness or "pseudoarthrofibrosis" after a total knee arthroplasty.

PMID:
18722295
DOI:
10.1016/j.arth.2007.07.019
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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