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Knee Dislocation and Vascular Injury

  A knee dislocation, not to be confused with a patella dislocation, is a rare, but potentially limb-threatening injury. Most often caused by high-velocity trauma, knee dislocations account for less than 1.2% of orthopedic trauma. Knee dislocations often result in injury to multiple cruciate ligaments of the knee, but can also cause neurovascular …

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Visual Diagnosis # 2

  A 62 year old woman present to the emergency department with complaints of excruciating pain and swelling to her left leg over the past few days. She denies any history of trauma. Her PMHx is significant for a newly diagnosed metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. Symptoms began 4 days ago …

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