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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Abstract

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
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

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Knee Dislocation
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Keywords

  • 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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Fatal knee dislocation in a morbidly obese Jehovah's witness. A case report. / Streubel, Philipp N; Arndt, Stephen; Armitage, Marshal S.; Wilson, Charles H.; Gladden, Paul B.

In: Obesity Surgery, Vol. 20, No. 9, 01.09.2010, p. 1316-1318.

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Streubel, Philipp N ; Arndt, Stephen ; Armitage, Marshal S. ; Wilson, Charles H. ; Gladden, Paul B. / Fatal knee dislocation in a morbidly obese Jehovah's witness. A case report. In: Obesity Surgery. 2010 ; Vol. 20, No. 9. pp. 1316-1318.
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