Isolated complete popliteal artery rupture associated with knee dislocation: Case reports

Misha Witz, Shula Witz, Eitan Tobi, Ali Shnaker, Jonathan Lehmann

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Abstract

Complete dislocation of the knee is a rare injury, and is frequently associated with injuries to other structures in the popliteal fossa. Prompt recognition of associated popliteal artery disruption and early revascularization is paramount for successful and functional results. The necessity for emergency vascular reconstruction markedly complicates an already difficult orthopaedic problem. Arteriography is recommended in all cases of complete dislocation of the knee.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Knee dislocation
  • Lower extremity trauma
  • Popliteal artery disruption
  • Trauma of the knee

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