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

Stefano Zaffagnini, Francesco Iacono, Mirco Lo Presti, Alessandro Di Martino, Stavros Chochlidakis, Daniel J. Elkin, Giovanni Giordano, Maurilio Marcacci

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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

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1233-1237
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Volume128
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Dislocation
  • Dynamic external fixator
  • Immediate mobilization
  • Knee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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