Management of Acute and Chronic Nerve Injuries

  • Timothy J. Monahan


Dislocation of the knee is a serious and potentially limb-threatening injury. Associated ligamentous injuries, fractures, and vascular and nerve injuries are common. Prompt recognition of a knee dislocation and appropriate treatment of associated injuries are necessary to minimize the complications of this severe and potentially devastating injury. Peroneal nerve injury occurs in about 28% of knee dislocations and cases of multiple ligament injury. Despite numerous advances in nerve repair techniques, the prognosis for nerve injuries following knee dislocation remains poor, with overall recovery of 40%. This chapter provides a review of current recommendations for evaluation, treatment, and management of complications associated with nerve injury in knee dislocation, as well as areas for future study to improve prognosis and treatment.


Nerve Injury Peroneal Nerve Common Peroneal Nerve Traction Injury Knee Dislocation 
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