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Algorithm of Stannard et al for Performing Arteriography of the Lower Extremity Following Knee Dislocation

Purpose:

To determine if arteriography of the lower extremity should be done in a patient with a dislocation of the knee using the algorithm of Stannard et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Cardiology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, imaging studies, selection

ICD-10:

S83

Description:

Stannard et al used an algorithm for determining when to perform arteriography in a lower extremity following traumatic knee dislocation. Because of the risk of vascular compromise, all patients with a knee dislocation should be admitted for observation. The authors are from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

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