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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 288-290

Sideswipe injury of the knee: The new face of an old foe?

Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

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Dr. Olugboyega Abimbola Oyewole
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University College Hospital, Queen Elizabeth II Road, Oritamefa, Ibadan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/nmj.NMJ_156_19

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The term “sideswipe injury” has become synonymous and used interchangeably with the term “traffic elbow.” However, with the continuous rise in the use of the tricycle as a means of public transportation in some developing countries, a rise in sideswipe injuries of various severities is being experienced. We report a case of sideswipe injury to the left knee region of a 45-year-old female who was a passenger in the backseat of a tricycle. She sustained a severe injury to the soft tissues and bones around the knee and the popliteal region, with disruption of the neurovascular bundles in the popliteal fossa necessitating an above-knee amputation.

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