Classification, diagnosis and anatomical considerations in knee dislocations

Jakob van Oldenrijk*, Romain Seil, William Jackson, David Dejour

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-128
    Number of pages12
    JournalSports Orthopaedics and Traumatology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


    • Diagnostics
    • Imaging
    • Knee dislocation
    • Multiligament knee injury
    • Physical examination


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