Challenge of the Week / Trauma / 02.28.20

A 30-year-old male patient who is a soccer player presents after sustaining an injury on the field. He is found to have a right knee dislocation. Which of the following is the most commonly associated nerve injury?
  • Femoral
  • The femoral nerve is unlikely to be injured following a knee dislocation due to its anatomic location.

  • Sciatic
  • A sciatic nerve injury is not typically associated with knee dislocation.

  • Peroneal
  • Peroneal nerve injuries can occur in up to 25% of patients with a knee dislocation due to the nerve’s anatomic location.

  • Tibial
  • A tibial nerve injury is unlikely following a knee dislocation.

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