Volume 7 | Issue 2 | May – Aug 2019 | Page: 46-48 | Joseph Eugene Nidhiry, Anoop Pilar, Rajkumar S Amaravathi, Keith Behram Tamboowalla
Authors: Joseph Eugene Nidhiry , Anoop Pilar , Rajkumar S Amaravathi , Keith Behram Tamboowalla .
 Department of Orthopaedics, St Johns Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
 Department of Orthopaedics, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, New Marine Lines, Mumbai- 400020.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Anoop Pilar,
Department of Orthopaedics, St Johns Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
Extra-articular extravasation of irrigation fluid during arthroscopy is relatively common and is almost always limited to the subcutaneous tissue surrounding entry incisions. There are no complications and the reabsorption rate is fast. The fluid may leak into the thigh, popliteal fossa, or the leg. Fault in pressure sensor in the irrigation pump may cause excessive extravasation of irrigation fluid above the knee joint into the thigh and perineum. We would like to report a rare case of extravasation of irrigation fluid into the external genitalia during arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Keywords: Knee, Anterior cruciate ligament, complication.
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|How to Cite this article: Nidhiry J E, Pilar A, Amaravathi R S, Tamboowalla K B. Extravasation of Irrigation Fluid to External Genitalia during Knee Arthroscopy: A Case Report. Journal of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association. May-Aug 2019; 7(2): 46-48.|