DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20202035

Bilateral floating knee: a rare case report with review of literature

Umesh Yadav, Vasudha Dhupper, Jyotirmay Das, Akshay Lamba, Gaurav ., Kshitish Chandra Behera, Ashish Devgan, Naresh Kumar

Abstract


Floating knee injuries are commonly seen nowadays due to increase in road traffic accidents. However, bilateral presentation of floating knee is a rare injury and challenging to orthopaedicians for a good functional outcome. We hereby present a rare case of bilateral floating knee injury in a 45 year old male treated with open reduction and internal fixation in a staged procedure. Functional assessment was done using modified Karlstrom-Olerud criteria which showed excellent outcome. Union was achieved in approximately 7 months. Decreased knee movements over left side as compared to right side was only complication seen.


Keywords


Floating knee, Trauma, Damage control orthopaedics

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