CHAPTER 57 Knee and Lower Leg

  title={CHAPTER 57 Knee and Lower Leg},
  author={Daniel J Pallin},
More than 1 million knee injuries are treated annually in North American emergency departments (EDs). These injuries range in severity from minor contusions to limb-threatening injuries to the popliteal artery. The knee joins the longest mechanical levers in the body, the femur and tibia, and is therefore subject to high forces. It is the largest and most complex joint in the body and functions through a complicated interaction of flexion, extension, rotation, gliding, and rolling. Its large… CONTINUE READING