Multiple ligament injury management

Daniel Whelan, Iftach Hetsroni, Lars Engebretsen, Robert G. Marx*

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Knee dislocations were previously thought to be relatively uncommon injuries. However, the prevalence of multiligament knee injuries appears to be increasing. These numbers may be a factor of increased participation by the public in extreme sports, improved trauma assessment and care, or changes to air bags and auto design. They may also be due to an increased awareness of doctors to this diagnosis. Previously, the definition of knee dislocation was rather ambiguous. Combined with physical presentation of spontaneous reduction and a guarded clinical exam, knee dislocations are challenging to detect. MRI has improved our ability to diagnose these injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book
Subtitle of host publicationGeneva 2012
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783642294464
ISBN (Print)3642294456, 9783642294457
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2012


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