Classification, diagnosis and anatomical considerations in knee dislocations.

  • Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
April 12, 2016 By:
  • van Oldenrijk J
  • Seil R
  • Jackson W
  • Dejour D.

Knee dislocations are rare but challenging injuries. Approximately half of them originate from sports. This review describes the diagnostic work-up of knee dislocations. It covers their classification, the initial assessment during the first hours, the secondary assessment during the first two weeks and anatomical considerations. Determining a treatment strategy after knee dislocations requires recognizing the severity of the injury, specifying the extent and location of all damaged structures and understanding their combined effect on joint kinematics.

2016 Apr. Sports Orthop Traumatol.32(2):117-128.
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