Knee Dislocation of a Morbidly Obese Patient: A Case Report

  title={Knee Dislocation of a Morbidly Obese Patient: A Case Report},
  author={R. Shetty and S. B. Mostofi. and P. Housden},
  journal={Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery},
  pages={76 - 78}
Knee dislocations of morbidly obese patients after a trivial fall are not uncommon. We report a case of closed reduction for a dislocated right knee of a 26-year-old obese woman. After closed reduction under general anaesthesia, her knee was supported by pillows in 30 degrees flexion. No external splint was used because of the enormous size of the leg. At day 4 after reduction, the patient had numbness over the dorsum of the right foot and was unable to dorsiflex. She was diagnosed as having… Expand
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