Title: A pyogenic, ruptured Baker's cyst induced by arthroscopic pressure pump irrigation
Authors: Corten, Kristoff ×
Vandenneucker, Hilde
Reynders-Frederix, Peter
Nijs, Stefaan
Pittevils, Theo
Bellemans, Johan #
Issue Date: Mar-2009
Publisher: Springer International
Series Title: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy vol:17 issue:3 pages:266-269
Abstract: Post-steroid septic arthritis can be treated with irrigation pump assisted arthroscopic synovectomy. The high-intra-articular fluid pressures can force the pyogenic fluid into a pre-existing Baker's cyst. The cyst can rupture and with the pre-existing steroid induced immune-suppression, the calf abscess will be hard to control. Therefore, thorough investigation with an ultrasound-guided aspiration followed by an early drainage of the collection is warranted and mandatory. Close monitoring for the development of a deep thrombosis of the popliteal vein is required.
ISSN: 0942-2056
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Traumatology Section (-)
Orthopaedics Section (-)
Clinical Residents Medicine
× corresponding author
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