Postoperative: Medical Complications (Deep Venous Thromboembolism, Infection)

J. Ryan Hill, Robert H. Brophy

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Although medical complications are rare following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, their impact can be significant. The two most common medical complications are postoperative infection or sepsis and thrombolic events such as deep venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism. The incidence of, risk factors for, and clinical course of these complications following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction are detailed in this chapter to guide diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplications in Orthopaedics
Subtitle of host publicationSports Medicine
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780323545983
ISBN (Print)9780323545990
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • anterior cruciate ligament
  • deep venous thromboembolism
  • infection
  • pulmonary embolism
  • septic arthritis


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