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Knee ligament injuries

Types of Knee Ligament Injuries

Ligaments are soft tissue connections between bones that provide stability to the joint. There are four primary ligamentous structures around the knee joint. These include the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and lateral collateral ligament (LCL). Each of these ligamentous structures provide restraint to certain types of movement. Ligamentous injuries can result in knee instability and buckling. Injuries to the ACL can occur with sudden pivot injuries. These knee ligament injuries commonly occur in an athletic setting. However, the ACL can be injured by other mechanisms such as motor vehicle accident or fall. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) can be injured through hyperextension or direct blows to a bent knee.


Ligamentous injuries can be managed with non-surgical and surgical treatment strategies. The specific treatment depends on patient factors and the type of ligamentous injury. Non-surgical modalities include physical therapy and bracing. Surgical treatment most commonly involves reconstructing the ligament or occasionally direct repair. Our specialists have the training and expertise required to care for these complex injuries. Our goal is to get you back on your feet and back to your desired activity level.

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