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Table 5 Associated injuries with Floating knee and their management

From: The floating knee: epidemiology, prognostic indicators & outcome following surgical management

Associated injury Patients Intervention
Patellar fractures 3 Open reduction internal fixation
Knee ligament injuries – Anterior cruciate, Posterior cruciate, Medial meniscus 4 Ligament reconstruction, medial meniscectomy
Clavicle fractures 4 Conservative
Femoral fractures (opposite) 3 Intramedullary nailing
Femoral artery block 1 Femoro-popliteal bypass graft
Humeral shaft fractures 4 Open reduction internal fixation
Head injury 3 Conservative
Rib fractures 1 Conservative
Haemo-pneumothorax 2 Chest drain insertion
Forearm bones fractures 1 Open reduction internal fixation
Contralateral tibial fractures 4 Intramedullary nailing
Tarsal/metatarsal fractures 4 Conservative
Fat embolism 3 Mechanical ventilation
Median/ulnar nerve palsy 1 Nerve conduction study