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Magnetic resonance study on the anatomical relationship between the posterior proximal region of the tibia and the popliteal artery.

de Araujo Goes RF, Filho AC, de Oliveira Castro GN, Loures FB, Da Palma IM, Kinder A, Labronici PJ - Rev Bras Ortop (2015)

Bottom Line: The distances between the popliteal artery and the tibial plateau and ATT region were significantly greater in males than in females.The distances between the popliteal artery and the regions 9 mm distally to the tibial plateau and the ATT were significantly greater in the age group over 36 years than in the group ≤36 years.Abstract available from the publisher.

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Affiliation: "Prof. Dr. Donato D'Ângelo" Orthopedics and Traumatology Service, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To analyze and describe the distance from the popliteal artery to three specific areas of the proximal region of the tibia, with the knee extended, by means of magnetic resonance.

Methods: Images of 100 knees of patients who underwent magnetic resonance examinations were analyzed. The location of the popliteal artery was measured in three different areas of the posterior proximal region of the tibia. The first measurement was made at the level of the knee joint (tibial plateau). The second was 9 mm distally to the tibial plateau. The third was at the level of the anterior tuberosity of the tibia (ATT).

Results: The distances between the popliteal artery and the tibial plateau and ATT region were significantly greater in males than in females. The distances between the popliteal artery and the regions 9 mm distally to the tibial plateau and the ATT were significantly greater in the age group over 36 years than in the group ≤36 years.

Conclusion: Knowledge of the anatomical position of the popliteal artery, as demonstrated through magnetic resonance studies, is of great relevance in planning surgical procedures that involve the knee joint. In this manner, devastating iatrogenic injuries can be avoided, particularly in regions that are proximal to the tibial plateau and in young patients.

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Age dispersion according to distance from the popliteal artery to the posterior tibial cortex in the ATT region.
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fig0015: Age dispersion according to distance from the popliteal artery to the posterior tibial cortex in the ATT region.

Mentions: Fig. 2, Fig. 3 illustrate the correlation of age with the distances between the popliteal artery and the posterior tibial cortex in the regions 9 mm distally to the tibial plateau and at the level of the ATT, respectively.


Magnetic resonance study on the anatomical relationship between the posterior proximal region of the tibia and the popliteal artery.

de Araujo Goes RF, Filho AC, de Oliveira Castro GN, Loures FB, Da Palma IM, Kinder A, Labronici PJ - Rev Bras Ortop (2015)

Age dispersion according to distance from the popliteal artery to the posterior tibial cortex in the ATT region.
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fig0015: Age dispersion according to distance from the popliteal artery to the posterior tibial cortex in the ATT region.
Mentions: Fig. 2, Fig. 3 illustrate the correlation of age with the distances between the popliteal artery and the posterior tibial cortex in the regions 9 mm distally to the tibial plateau and at the level of the ATT, respectively.

Bottom Line: The distances between the popliteal artery and the tibial plateau and ATT region were significantly greater in males than in females.The distances between the popliteal artery and the regions 9 mm distally to the tibial plateau and the ATT were significantly greater in the age group over 36 years than in the group ≤36 years.Abstract available from the publisher.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: "Prof. Dr. Donato D'Ângelo" Orthopedics and Traumatology Service, Hospital Santa Teresa, Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To analyze and describe the distance from the popliteal artery to three specific areas of the proximal region of the tibia, with the knee extended, by means of magnetic resonance.

Methods: Images of 100 knees of patients who underwent magnetic resonance examinations were analyzed. The location of the popliteal artery was measured in three different areas of the posterior proximal region of the tibia. The first measurement was made at the level of the knee joint (tibial plateau). The second was 9 mm distally to the tibial plateau. The third was at the level of the anterior tuberosity of the tibia (ATT).

Results: The distances between the popliteal artery and the tibial plateau and ATT region were significantly greater in males than in females. The distances between the popliteal artery and the regions 9 mm distally to the tibial plateau and the ATT were significantly greater in the age group over 36 years than in the group ≤36 years.

Conclusion: Knowledge of the anatomical position of the popliteal artery, as demonstrated through magnetic resonance studies, is of great relevance in planning surgical procedures that involve the knee joint. In this manner, devastating iatrogenic injuries can be avoided, particularly in regions that are proximal to the tibial plateau and in young patients.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus