Knee ligament instability patterns: what is clinically important [review] Review uri icon
  • The knee dislocation is a severe, complex injury that can be difficult to treat and is fraught with complications. The first step in a successful reconstruction of a multiple ligamentous knee injury is gaining an accurate and thorough understanding of the pattern of instability imparted by the injury. Evaluation begins with a detailed review of radiographic and advanced imaging studies followed by a thorough physical examination, often done under anesthesia, in conjunction with dynamic fluoroscopy. Failure to identify and reconstruct a damaged ligament may place undue stress on adjacent structures, resulting in complications and potential failure of the surgical procedure.

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    publication date
  • 2019
  • published in
  • Injuries
  • Knee
  • Radiography
  • Sports
  • Surgery
  • Additional Document Info
  • 38
  • issue
  • 2