Fatal knee dislocation in a morbidly obese Jehovah's witness. A case report

Philipp N. Streubel, Stephen Arndt, Marshal S. Armitage, Charles H. Wilson, Paul B. Gladden

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We describe a case of a morbidly obese Jehovah's Witness who sustained a popliteal artery and vein transection after a spontaneous knee dislocation. Following surgical repair, the patient fatally deteriorated, while blood products had to be withheld according to the patient's preoperative request.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1316-1318
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2010



  • Jehovah's Witness
  • Knee dislocation
  • Morbid obesity
  • Outcomes
  • Vascular injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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