Journal article

Review article: Isolated proximal tibiofibular joint dislocation

Neil J Cunningham, Nicholas Farebrother, Jake Miles

EMERGENCY MEDICINE AUSTRALASIA | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Proximal tibiofibular joint (PTFJ) dislocations are relatively rare injuries and this paper provides an up-to-date review and practical management approach for the assessment and management of these cases. Isolated PTFJ dislocations are a rare injury, accounting for less than 1% of all knee injuries. Thus, there does not appear to be a clear consensus on definitive management and post-reduction care in the literature. This paper provides a review of the literature, anatomical analysis of the PTFJ in the dislocated state, and a technique for reduction. In the majority of cases, PTFJ dislocations are an injury that can be identified with simple imaging modalities and treated in the ED with man..

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