Simultaneous Bilateral Knee Dislocation during Weight Training: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Brandon Barnds, Georges Bounajem, John Paul Schroeppel, Scott Mullen, Archie Heddings, Armin Tarakemeh, Bryan G. Vopat

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Abstract

Case:We describe the clinical course and treatment of a patient who sustained simultaneous bilateral knee dislocation under low-velocity atraumatic conditions, and provide a review of the literature. Dislocations of the native knee joint are uncommon orthopaedic injuries but they are true emergencies because of the concern for concomitant neurovascular injury; therefore, they may be limb-threatening injuries.Conclusion:To our knowledge, there are few reports of simultaneous bilateral knee dislocation and no reports of this occurring during weight training. The risk of knee dislocation can be reduced by avoiding locking and hyperextension of the knees during any type of leg press or squatting exercise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere5
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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