Return to Play After Medial Collateral Ligament Injury.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Medial collateral ligament injuries are common in the athletic population. Partial injuries are treated nonoperatively with excellent outcomes. Complete ruptures may be treated nonoperatively, although some will require surgery. A comprehensive rehabilitation program is critical to outcome, but a standardized program for all injuries does not exist. Most of the literature regarding nonoperative and postoperative rehabilitation include observational reports and case studies. Level I studies comparing rehabilitation protocols have not been published. The goal of the injured athlete is to not only return to play with no functional limitations, but to also address risk factors and prevent future injuries.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kim, C; Chasse, PM; Taylor, DC

Published Date

  • October 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 679 - 696

PubMed ID

  • 27543407

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-228X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.csm.2016.05.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States