Staged protocol for initial management of the dislocated knee

@article{Levy2010StagedPF,
  title={Staged protocol for initial management of the dislocated knee},
  author={Bruce A. Levy and Aaron J. Krych and Jay P. Shah and Joseph A. Morgan and Michael James Stuart},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={1630-1637}
}
The purpose of this study was (1) to describe a staged protocol for management of the dislocated knee and (2) to describe clinical and functional outcomes for patients who received initial spanning external fixation as part of this protocol. Nine knees in 9 patients, consisting of 6 males and 3 females, mean age 30.4 (range 19–44) years with diagnosis or presumption of knee dislocation were treated with a protocol of stabilization with external fixator. Mean follow-up was 24 (range 13–42… CONTINUE READING