SKINTED: An unfamiliar and overlooked complication of total knee arthroplasty
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 5, Pages 122-125
AbstractSurgery of the Knee, injury to the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve, Traumatic Eczematous Dermatitis (SKINTED) is a neuropathic dermatitis secondary to iatrogenic injury to infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve during the surgeries around the knee, mainly total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve is most often resected during total knee replacement surgery using median para-patellar incision. It is an underreported entity in dermatology literature. In this paper, we report 5 cases of SKINTED who presented with eczematous rash over knee after several months of TKA. Dermatologists as well as orthopedicians should be well aware of this manageable condition as its timely diagnosis and treatment can prevent unnecessary dissatisfaction in patients who have undergone TKA.
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