Knee dislocation is always a difficult topic mainly with regard to the structures that have been damaged and the best treatment option. The purpose of this study is to describe a new dynamic external fixator (EF) to be applied after knee dislocation, in combination with posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction. This approach permits an immediate postoperative mobilization of the joint, with the possibility to perform a delayed ACL reconstruction and eventually reducing the complication rate related to multiple ligament surgery.

A new hinged dynamic distractor, for immediate mobilization after knee dislocations: Technical note

ZAFFAGNINI, STEFANO;IACONO, FRANCESCO;LO PRESTI, MIRCO;MARCACCI, MAURILIO
2008

Abstract

Knee dislocation is always a difficult topic mainly with regard to the structures that have been damaged and the best treatment option. The purpose of this study is to describe a new dynamic external fixator (EF) to be applied after knee dislocation, in combination with posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction. This approach permits an immediate postoperative mobilization of the joint, with the possibility to perform a delayed ACL reconstruction and eventually reducing the complication rate related to multiple ligament surgery.
Zaffagnini S.; Iacono F.; Lo Presti M.; Di Martino A.; Chochlidakis S.; Elkin D.J.; Giordano G.; Marcacci M.
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