Minimizing the Risk of Vascular Injury in TKA

    The good news is that vascular injury is a rare occurrence in total knee arthroplasty.

    The bad news is that if it does occur, it can have catastrophic consequences for the patient.

    We asked Joshua T. Carothers, MD, from New Mexico Orthopaedics Center for Joint Replacement in Albuquerque, to share his thoughts on how surgeons can minimize the risk, as well as what to do if a vascular injury occurs.

    Click the image above to hear his comments. Then click the link below to watch his presentation on the topic from the 8th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course earlier this year.

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    Producer and Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Charles J. Maynard