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Late Abnormal Skin Changes Overlying Total Knee ArthroplastyA Case Report
Richard L. Davis, II, MD1; Jason R. Ferrel, MD1; Ryan M. Carlson, DO2; Robert N. Steensen, MD3
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Carmel Health, 793 West State Street, MSB 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH, 43222. E-mail address for R.L. Davis: davislrick@gmail.com.
2 Buckeye Dermatology, 1933 Ohio Drive, Grove City, OH 43123.
3 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Carmel Health, 3777 Trueman Court, Hilliard, OH 43026.
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Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2013 Dec 11;3(4):e122 1-2. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.M.00119
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More than 600,000 total knee arthroplasties are performed in the United States every year1. Superficial wound complications occur infrequently, and the overall appearance of the incision is important to judge appropriate healing. Ecchymosis about the knee is common postoperatively and typically resolves within the first few weeks. Persistent skin changes around the incision and knee are rare, and they prompt additional investigation regarding the etiology.
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