Classification, diagnostics 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. This review describes the diagnostic work-up of knee dislocations. It covers the classification of knee dislocations, the initial assessment during the first hours, the secondary assessment during the first 2 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
    Title of host publicationRotatory Knee Instability
    Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidence Based Approach
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319320700
    ISBN (Print)9783319320694
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


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


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