Burcin Keçeci1, Levent Küçük1, Elcil Kaya Biçer2, Hakan Posacıoğlu3

1Departments of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty of Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Van İpekyolu State Hospital, Van, Turkey
3Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Ege University, İzmir, Turkey

Keywords: Angiography; arteriovenous fistula; arthroscopy; popliteal artery


Vascular injuries are rare complications of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. In this report, we present a 50-year-old female who has a poplitealarteriovenous fistula formation diagnosed 18 months after arthroscopic ACL reconstruction. The diagnosis was confirmed by angiography. The patient was treated surgically with disconnection of the fistulous communication and repair of the artery and vein with saphenous vein and synthetic grafts respectively. This is the first case report of an arteriovenous fistula following arthroscopic ACL reconstruction.