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International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics
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International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics

2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome presenting as foot gangrene after bilateral total knee arthroplasty: A case report


Author(s): Dr. Srisanat Srinivasan Rao, Dr. Chandrashekhar Sahebrao Sonawane and Dr. Hemant Madhukar Wakankar

Abstract: Case: A 71 years old female who underwent bilateral total knee replacement, noted discolouration of toes and plantar aspect of right foot, along with cold right foot, 1 week after surgery due to thrombosis of dorsalis pedis artery in spite of adequate anticoagulation. She was eventually diagnosed with Anti phospholipid antibody (APLA) syndrome. Conclusion: APLA is not routinely investigated in preoperative workup for arthroplasty. It is also not a common condition in orthopaedic practice. Some patients may develop thrombosis after arthroplasty in spite of adequate thromboprophylaxis and a rare cause like APLA has to be kept in mind to help in ensuring appropriate treatment.

DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2022.v4.i2a.120

Pages: 26-28 | Views: 117 | Downloads: 29

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Srisanat Srinivasan Rao, Dr. Chandrashekhar Sahebrao Sonawane, Dr. Hemant Madhukar Wakankar. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome presenting as foot gangrene after bilateral total knee arthroplasty: A case report. Int J Case Rep Orthop 2022;4(2):26-28. DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2022.v4.i2a.120


International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics