Evaluation of Vascular Injuries Associated with Different Kinds of Traumatic Knee Dislocations

Document Type: Original Article


Assistant professor


In a chart review 31 traumatic knee dislocations were identified in 30 patients during an eight year period (1992-2000).Fifteen dislocations (48.4%) were posterior,seven anterior,eight occult and one medial.out of the five cases of vascular injuries three happened with posterior dislocations and in four patients associated ipsilateral limb injuries were present .the general incidence of simultaneous limb injury was 54.8%(17 cases).two knees with vascular injury required amputation.All vascular compromised limbs had impaired distal pulsation.