Chapter 10
Medial and Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries

  1. Introduction

  2. Pertinent anatomy & biomechanics


  3. Mechanism of injury

  4. Diagnosis

  5. Grading (McCue)

  6. Treatment of MCL injuries

    Surgical versus Non-surgical:

    Grades I & II:

    Acute care:




    More severe injuries: PROGRESSION of rehab is the same; only the time frame changes

    Grade II+:

    Grade III:

    Grade III+:

  7. Treatment of LCL injuries
    Grade I: conservative management as above

    Grade II: conservative management with mild to moderate lateral instability peristing

    Grade III: conservative management usually results in persistent functional disability which may progress; surgical repair or reconstruction is the treatment of choice

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