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Results following treatment of traumatic dislocations of the knee joint.

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Almekinders, LC; Logan, TC
Published in: Clin Orthop Relat Res
November 1992

In a retrospective study, 31 patients were identified over a period of 25 years as having sustained traumatic knee dislocations without associated fractures. Three patients had early amputation secondary to vascular complications. Ten popliteal artery disruptions and five peroneal nerve palsies were diagnosed. At the time of follow-up evaluation (average, 40 months), 16 patients were examined. Operatively treated patients (n = 6) tended to have better motion (129 degrees) than nonoperatively treated patients (108 degrees). Varus instability was seen in only two patients treated nonoperatively. All patients except one experienced persistent functional limitations. Roentgenographic follow-up examination showed similar degenerative changes in both groups.

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Published In

Clin Orthop Relat Res

ISSN

0009-921X

Publication Date

November 1992

Issue

284

Start / End Page

203 / 207

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Retrospective Studies
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Physical Examination
  • Peroneal Nerve
  • Paralysis
  • Orthopedics
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Knee Injuries
  • Joint Instability
 

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Almekinders, L. C., & Logan, T. C. (1992). Results following treatment of traumatic dislocations of the knee joint. Clin Orthop Relat Res, (284), 203–207.
Almekinders, L. C., and T. C. Logan. “Results following treatment of traumatic dislocations of the knee joint.Clin Orthop Relat Res, no. 284 (November 1992): 203–7.
Almekinders LC, Logan TC. Results following treatment of traumatic dislocations of the knee joint. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1992 Nov;(284):203–7.
Almekinders, L. C., and T. C. Logan. “Results following treatment of traumatic dislocations of the knee joint.Clin Orthop Relat Res, no. 284, Nov. 1992, pp. 203–07.
Almekinders LC, Logan TC. Results following treatment of traumatic dislocations of the knee joint. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1992 Nov;(284):203–207.
Journal cover image

Published In

Clin Orthop Relat Res

ISSN

0009-921X

Publication Date

November 1992

Issue

284

Start / End Page

203 / 207

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Retrospective Studies
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Physical Examination
  • Peroneal Nerve
  • Paralysis
  • Orthopedics
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Knee Injuries
  • Joint Instability