Changing presentation of knee dislocation and vascular injury from high-energy trauma to low-energy falls in the morbidly obese.

@article{Georgiadis2013ChangingPO,
  title={Changing presentation of knee dislocation and vascular injury from high-energy trauma to low-energy falls in the morbidly obese.},
  author={Andrew G Georgiadis and Farah Hussein Mohammad and Kristin T Mizerik and Timothy J Nypaver and Alexander D Shepard},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={1196-203}
}
OBJECTIVE Reports in the literature of low-energy (LE) knee dislocation (KD) in obese patients have been increasing. This study was undertaken to define the risk factors for KD by LE mechanisms and the outcomes of these patients compared with those with high-energy (HE) trauma. METHODS All patients with a complete KD presenting to the emergency department of a large urban level I trauma center were reviewed. Patient information collected included age, sex, weight, height, body mass index (BMI… CONTINUE READING
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