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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 457198, 3 pages
Case Report

Inferior Lateral Genicular Artery Injury during Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery

Department of Orthopedic and Traumatology Surgery, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Avenida Pío XII 36, Navarra, 31008 Pamplona, Spain

Received 6 May 2012; Accepted 31 July 2012

Academic Editors: A. Anselmi, E. Dregelid, and M. Vlychou

Copyright © 2012 J. M. Lamo-Espinosa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of inferior lateral genicular artery (ILG) injury during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery with lateral partial meniscectomy. This is a rare arthroscopy complication. A review of the literature has been made with the aim to define the anatomy of ILG across the lateral articular line and the risk of lesion during knee arthroscopy. We propose embolization as a good treatment option for this type of injuries.