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Multiple Ligament-injured (Dislocated) Knee

Fanelli, Gregory C. MD

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: June 2011 - Volume 19 - Issue 2 - p 81
doi: 10.1097/JSA.0b013e31821912cd
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The multiple ligament-injured (dislocated) knee is a devastating knee injury and a complex treatment challenge. The goal of this issue of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review is to provide practical information to the reader for the evaluation, treatment, and postoperative care of these complicated knee injuries.

The issue begins with a review of the normal anatomy and biomechanics of the knee, followed by the initial assessment of the acute and chronic multiple ligament-injured knee. A series of surgical technique articles follows addressing specific combined injury patterns: posterior and anterior cruciate ligament tears combined with medial side injuries, lateral side injuries, and combined medial and lateral side injuries (global laxity). A series of studies addressing injuries are associated with the multiple ligament-injured (dislocated) knee including vascular injuries, nerve injuries, chronic-fixed subluxation deformities, and an overview of complications. The final articles in this issue present postoperative rehabilitation, and treatment results of the multiple ligament-injured knee.

The purpose of this edition of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review dedicated to the multiple ligament-injured (dislocated) knee is to provide experienced knee surgeons, general orthopedic surgeons, fellows, residents, medical students, and other health care professionals with an interest in this subject, an overview for the evaluation, and treatment of these complex injuries.

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