Classification, diagnostics and anatomical considerations in knee dislocations. In Rotatory knee instability: An evidence based approach. (Book Chapter)
- Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
Knee dislocations are rare but challenging injuries. This review describes the diagnostic work-up of knee dislocations. It covers the classification of knee dislocations, the initial assessment during the first hours, the secondary assessment during the first 2 weeks and anatomical considerations. Determining a treatment strategy after knee dislocations requires recognizing the severity of the injury, specifying the extent and location of all damaged structures and understanding their combined effect on joint kinematics.