Acute Kidney Injury in the Setting of Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report and Discussion Investigating Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors as the Culprit

Andrew J. Rosenbaum, MD
Albany Medical Center

Jason A. Luciano, MD, MBA
Division of Trauma and General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Robert Marburger, RN
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cooper University Hospital

Eric Hume, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cooper University Hospital

Abstract

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has become the predominant treatment modality for severe degenerative joint disease. With recent advancements in surgical and anesthetic technique, patients with severe comorbidities are able to have this procedure; they would have been precluded from TKA only a matter of years ago. Although many studies have investigated risk factors and the causes of perioperative morbidity and mortality in the arthroplasty patient, few have linked risk factors with specific outcomes. We present a case report that illustrates the link between the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and the development of postoperative acute kidney injury. While this relationship has been extensively studied in cardiac and gastric bypass patient populations, it has never been examined in the setting of joint replacement.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 7, Number 2.
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About the HSS Journal
HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.

 

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