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by Carol Nelson


This acrylic painting was inspired by a bed of poppies in Breckenridge, CO. Backlit by the sun, they were a tangled riot of color that demanded to be painted. Carol Nelson is a retired medical technologist from the Central Support Laboratory in Denver, CO. Her new career as a professional artist has met with tremendous success and recognition. She teaches art workshops in her Colorado studio and around the country. More of her work, and her workshop schedule, can be seen at:

Image Diagnosis

Image Diagnosis: Knee Dislocation
Adam Gordon; Minh Van Le, MD; Clifford Swap, MD


Femorotibial dislocation is an uncommon extremity injury, typically occurring in the setting of high-energy mechanisms such as motor vehicle collisions, falls from heights, and certain sports. However, up to 46% of dislocations are in the setting of low-energy mechanisms, particularly with overweight individuals and amateur athletes. Less frequent, but of primary concern upon presentation, is concomitant vascular injury following knee dislocations.



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