A left knee wound complication by non-Hodgkins lymphoma in bilateral total knee arthroplasties

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Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation; Department of Pathology



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Aged; Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee; Biopsy, Needle; Device Removal; Drainage; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Immunohistochemistry; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Reoperation; Risk Assessment; Skin Transplantation; Surgical Wound Infection; Treatment Outcome


Orthopedics | Rehabilitation and Therapy


A 70-year-old woman with a history of bilateral primary knee osteoarthritis presented with a left knee wound complication, a non-Hodgkins lymphoma, after bilateral total knee arthroplasties. After exploring several etiologies, the evidence in this unusual case suggests a coincidental preexisting lymphoma.

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Citation: Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2008 Dec;128(12):1387-90. Epub 2008 Jan 23. Link to article on publisher's site

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