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M.Tech / M.E / PhD Thesis | Orthopaedic Surgery | India | Volume 9 Issue 6, June 2020
Associated Injuries with Floating Knee Injuries in Western Rajasthan
Dr Rahul Anand | Dr Arun Kumar Vaishy | Dr RAMA Kishan | Dr Hitesh Kumar Rulaniya | Dr Anoop Tiwari
Abstract: Objective: The main objective of this study was to see the associated injuries with floating knee injuries. Design: A prospective interventional study. Materials and methods: Our Study was conducted from May 2017 to December 2018 with a minimum duration of follow up of 1 year. We took 41 cases of floating knee who came to our tertiary level trauma center and all were classified according to fraser classification. Results: Most of the cases were in the age group of < 30 years with extreme of 18 and 60 years. Study had 35 male and 6 female patients. Road traffic accident was the mode of injury in all the patients Right limb was involved in 32 patients. According to Gustillos and Andersons classification 22 femur fractures and 23 tibia were closed. According to fraser classification, 28 patients had type I and 13 had type II fractures. Taking the associated injuries in account, 21 patients with floating knee had components of other associated injuries. There were 4 cases of headinjur, 4hoffas fracture, 2 Inter trochanteric fracture, 2 patella fracture, 1 neck of femur fracture, 1 shaft of humerus fracture, 1 mandible fracture, 1 distal femur fracture of the contralateral limb and 5 cases had neurovascular insufficiency. Conclusion: To conclude, associated injuries with floating knee were common and for good outcome of the floating knee injuries, the associated injuries should be evaluated early and managed appropriately.
Keywords: associated injuries, floating knee
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 6, June 2020,
Pages: 1211 - 1211