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Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury

  • Alternative Names

    LCL injury; Knee injury - lateral collateral ligament (LCL)


    Prevention

    Use proper technique when exercising or playing sports. Many cases may not be preventable.


    References

    De Carlo M, Armstrong B. Rehabilitation of the knee following sports injury. Clin Sports Med. 2010;29:81-106.

    Schorfhaar AJ, Mair JJ, Fetzer GB, Wolters BW, LaPrade RF. Knee: Lateral and postereolateral injuries of the knee. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr., Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2009:chap 23;sect F.