• von bormann

  • Knee Topics

  • KNEE LIGAMENT INJURIES

LATERAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT TEARS

The lateral collateral ligament is extremely rarely injured except as part of a high energy injury with complex and multiple ligamentous instabilities.

When the lateral collateral ligament is torn, it requires surgical repair and an augmentation of the repair with a secondary graft. This entails a repair of the torn ligament and an augmentation using a hamstring graft.

Lateral collateral ligament repair is performed through small incisions on the lateral side of the knee.
Return to sporting activity after a lateral collateral ligament repair is typically 12 to 18 weeks.

Share this article
Facebook Twitter Email