Lateral knee dislocation

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy


High energy trauma to the lower limb

Patient Data

Age: 26 years
Gender: Female

Knee dislocation with lateral displacement of the tibia/fibula.

Case Discussion

Knee dislocations are concerning for significant ligamentous and meniscal injuries, more acutely they can be the cause of popliteal artery damage (20-30% of cases) 1,2.

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Case information

rID: 48228
Published: 26th Sep 2016
Last edited: 9th Apr 2017
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