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Vol 51, No 6 (2017) Pages : 499- 502

Compound posterior cruciate ligament and popliteal artery injury due to dog bite: A case report

Yashwant Singh TANWAR, Atin JAİSWAL, Hitesh LAL, Ashok RAJPUT


Injuries due to dog bites are a common occurrence and are mostly trivial. Severe dog bite injuries requiring hospitalization and complex reconstructive procedures are more common in children. We present the case of a five year old child with popliteal artery thrombosis and compound Posterior Cruciate ligament injury due to a dog bite. The child was managed by immediate thrombectomy, meticulous debridement and knee spanning external fixation followed by Skin Grafting. At one year post surgery range of motion was 10–110°, with no distal neurovascular deficit and no sign of instability.
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  • Dog bite
  • PCL injury
  • Popliteal artery injury