Visual Diagnosis in Emergency Medicine| Volume 47, ISSUE 4, e103-e105, October 2014

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Acute Fibular Head Dislocation in a 27-Year-Old Man

  • Chester D. Shermer
    Reprint Address: Chester D. Shermer, md, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, 1225 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39202
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi and Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Mississippi
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      A 27-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with right knee pain and inability to bear weight or walk. He had been roller-skating at his daughter's birthday party when he fell while making a turn at moderate speed. His wife noted that the knee seemed to be “popping in and out” with any movement. The physical examination revealed normal vital signs and a pain scale score of 10/10. The right knee revealed very little effusion but was tender laterally over the lateral collateral ligament and fibular head.
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