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Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia

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SILVARES, Paulo Roberto de Almeida et al. Acute isolated anterolateral dislocation of the proximal tibiofibular joint. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2010, vol.45, n.4, pp.460-464. ISSN 0102-3616.

The isolated traumatic dislocation of the proximal tibiofibular joint is rare. The injury could go unrecognized or be misdiagnosed at the initial presentation. Lack of clinical suspicion can cause diagnostic problems. The diagnosis requires accurate history of the mechanism and symptoms of the injury, and adequate clinical and radiographic evaluation of the both knees. Overlooked injuries are a source of potentially chronic changes. The treatment is closed reduction and immobilization or, in case of a failed or unstable reduction, open reduction with temporary internal fixation. A rare case of acute isolated anterolateral dislocation of the proximal tibiofibular joint in a basketball player was described to illustrate this injury.

Keywords : Knee dislocation; Fibula; Basketball; Masculine.

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