Childhood Obesity and Low-Velocity Knee Dislocation in a Fifteen-Year-Old Girl

Hamblin, Tracy; Curtis, Stuart H.; D'Astous, Jacques; Aoki, Stephen K.
September 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Sep2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 12, p2216
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of 15-year-old obese girl who was admitted to the hospital due to injury in her right knee after she fell over her friend's leg during play in school in the U.S. Medical examination reveals that she had posterior dislocation of her right knee and with no pulse on her extremity. To address the problem, bridging external fixator was done to stabilize the tibiofemoral joint.


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