Soft Tissue Injuries and Management About the Knee

  • Nicholas J. Carr
  • Gregory Gallico


As it is with gardeners so it is with us all. From the scrapes of childhood to the mechanized encounters of adulthood, our knees bear much of the trauma. Soft tissue injury about the knee may occur in isolation, but frequently is part of more extensive trauma involving articular and periarticular musculoskeletal structures. The prognosis for functional knee recovery following trauma is determined not only by the success with which musculoskeletal anatomy is restored, but also by the timely provision of soft tissue coverage. Indeed, other than initial bony stabilization, formal musculoskeletal reconstruction must be held in abeyance pending soft tissue closure.


Skin Graft Free Flap Soft Tissue Injury Muscle Flap Knee Dislocation 
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  • Gregory Gallico

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