Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome: Bilateral Lower Extremity Involvement


Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome is a condition in which compression of the popliteal neurovascular structures results in symptoms of lower extremity claudication by way of a constricting anatomic structure or a hypertrophied surrounding musculature. This diagnosis is often missed or misdiagnosed because popliteal artery entrapment syndrome has a presentation similar to that of exertional compartment syndrome. Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome may result in persistent disability or unnecessary morbidity or prevent athletes' return to sport. A female collegiate athlete presented with bilateral popliteal artery entrapment syndrome. She had successful surgical treatment and returned to a high level of sport. This article describes popliteal artery entrapment syndrome, emphasizes the importance of a thorough history and physical examination to elucidate the diagnosis, and provides information that may lead to the identification of individuals who will benefit from surgical intervention. [Orthopedics.201x; xx(x):xx–xx.] 

Autor / Fonte:Havalee T Henry, Lauren K Szolomayer, Bauer E Sumpio, Karen M Sutton Orthopedics 2017 September 21, : 1-4
Link: https://www.healio.com/orthopedics/journals/ortho/%7Bb67817d4-27f0-40d5-ba5b-47b3e120f996%7D/popliteal-artery-entrapment-syndrome-bilateral-lower-extremity-involvement.pdf