Multiligamentous injuries and knee dislocations

Lana H. Gimber, Luke R. Scalcione, Andrew Rowan, Jolene C. Hardy, David M. Melville, Mihra S. Taljanovic

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Complex capsular ligamentous structures contribute to stability of the knee joint. Simultaneous injury of two or more knee ligaments, aside from concurrent tears involving the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, is considered to be associated with femorotibial knee dislocations. Proximal tibiofibular joint dislocations are not always easily recognized and may be overlooked or missed. Patellofemoral dislocations can be transient with MR imaging sometimes required to reach the diagnosis. In this article, the authors describe the mechanism of injury, ligamentous disruptions, imaging, and treatment options of various types of knee dislocations including injuries of the femorotibial, proximal tibiofibular, and patellofemoral joints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1559-1572
Number of pages14
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 26 2015


  • Acute
  • Dislocation
  • Femorotibial
  • Knee
  • Patellofemoral
  • Tibiofibular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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