NC95.6/S85.5 Injury of popliteal vein



Injury of the popliteal vein is often caused by trauma such as a blunt or penetrating force. It can also be caused by surgery or medical procedures such as a femoral vein catheterization.


Injury of the popliteal vein is typically diagnosed with imaging studies such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These imaging studies can show the location and extent of the injury.

Differential diagnosis

Injury of the popliteal vein must be differentiated from other causes of lower leg swelling such as a thrombus or a hematoma.


Treatment of injury of the popliteal vein may involve surgery such as thrombectomy or ligation. It may also include medications to reduce swelling or prevent further complications.


The prognosis of injury of the popliteal vein depends on the extent of the injury and how quickly it is treated. If the injury is treated quickly, the prognosis is usually good. However, if the injury is not treated promptly, it can lead to long-term complications such as chronic venous insufficiency or deep vein thrombosis.

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