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Evaluation and Management of an Irreducible Posterolateral Knee Dislocation JOURNAL OF KNEE SURGERY Capito, N., Gregory, M. H., Volgas, D., Sherman, S. L. 2013; 26: S136–S141


Irreducible posterolateral knee dislocations are rare and complex injuries that are often difficult to treat. Prompt recognition and appropriate early management are vital to the successful long-term outcome for the patient. In this case report, we highlight a single patient presenting with an irreducible posterolateral knee dislocation following a high-energy trauma. Evaluation and management included careful history and physical examination, appropriate imaging studies, and formulation of an early operative plan, leading to a safe and successful knee reduction for this patient. We review the best available evidence to guide orthopedic surgeons in their evaluation and management of the irreducible knee dislocation.

View details for DOI 10.1055/s-0033-1341577

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