Surgical Management and Treatment of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament/Medial Collateral Ligament Injured Knee.

Journal Article (Review)

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is the most commonly injured ligament of the knee. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured ligament in conjunction with the MCL. Most MCL injuries can be treated nonoperatively, whereas the ACL often requires reconstruction. A good physical examination is essential for diagnosis, whereas radiographs and MRI of the knee confirm diagnosis and help guide treatment planning. Preoperative physical therapy should be completed before surgical management to allow for return of knee range of motion and an attempt at MCL healing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dale, KM; Bailey, JR; Moorman, CT

Published Date

  • January 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 87 - 103

PubMed ID

  • 27871663

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-228X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-5919

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.csm.2016.08.005

Language

  • eng