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Injury of Collateral Ligament of the Knee

Ligament Knee Sprains


Presentation

  • Grading of Injury Grade 1 Interstitial injury without laxity Pain occurs varus stress Only microscopic tear present Grade 2 A 5-10 mm of joint-space opening A distinct endpoint is noted Partial ligament tear present Grade 3 Complete tearing 10 mm joint-space[boneandspine.com]
  • Symptoms include severe pain and swelling knee joint feels weak limping is present Diagnosis is by history and examination. Various tests are used by the examiner to determine ligament rupture.[joint-pain-expert.net]
  • The degree of damage can be determined by how muchmovement / instability is present.[sportsinjuryclinic.net]
  • Bone bruises have been reported to be present about 50% of the time with a complete MCL tear.[drrobertlaprademd.com]
Weakness
  • Complications of Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury Chronic pain in the region The weakness of the knee Instability of the knee Peroneal nerve injury Get more stuff on Musculoskeltal Health Subscribe to our Newsletter and get latest publications on Musculoskeletal[boneandspine.com]
  • Damage is easily spotted if you see a foot drop of the patient while he is walking or when the patient feels a numbness or weakness in the foot. [1] [18] Outcome measures A committee of international knee experts created the International Knee Documentation[physio-pedia.com]
  • Patient may have a feeling of weakness or instability in the knee joint (the joint seems to buckle during walking). Tenderness is present over the torn ligament.[joint-pain-expert.net]
  • In children the epiphyseal plates (growth plates) are weak compared with ligaments in the adults.[drcoyner.com]
  • Symptoms Feeling that the knee may give way under stress and isn't stable Pain that can be mild or acute Swelling and tenderness along the outside of the knee A locking or catching in the joint when it is moved Numbness or weakness in the foot may occur[stoneclinic.com]
Difficulty Walking
  • The patient would have difficulty walking. On examination, the limb might have varying degrees of signs of injuries like abrasions, open wounds, and effusion. If there is a major injury, the further examination is difficult and should not be done.[boneandspine.com]
  • The signs and symptoms of a Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury may include: Decreased range of motion in the knee, difficulty walking Pain and tenderness on the outside part of the knee Noticeable swelling in the knee A loud popping sound noticed at the[dovemed.com]
Difficulty Walking
  • The patient would have difficulty walking. On examination, the limb might have varying degrees of signs of injuries like abrasions, open wounds, and effusion. If there is a major injury, the further examination is difficult and should not be done.[boneandspine.com]
  • The signs and symptoms of a Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury may include: Decreased range of motion in the knee, difficulty walking Pain and tenderness on the outside part of the knee Noticeable swelling in the knee A loud popping sound noticed at the[dovemed.com]
Swollen Knee
  • The swollen knee is also usually sensitive to touch after an MCL injury. If a doctor suspects an MCL injury, he will usually perform a routine test called an "MCL test."[livestrong.com]
  • Objective evidence Radiographs are indicated in any acutely painful, swollen knee to rule out fractures and bony pathology. A bony avulsion at either insertion site of the MCL is uncommon but may be seen on plain films.[orthopaedicsone.com]
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  • Yawn BP, Amadio P, Harmsen WS, et al. Isolated acute knee injuries in the general population. J Trauma. 2000 Apr. 48(4):716-23. [Medline]. Quarles JD, Hosey RG. Medial and lateral collateral injuries: prognosis and treatment.[emedicine.medscape.com]
Erythema
  • […] tendinitis Diagnostic procedures The elements that occur when there is a lateral collateral ligament injury are: [1] [12] Ask if the patient felt or heard a ‘pop’ in the knee and have an ustable feeling in the knee [13] Look for swelling, bruising, stiffnes, erythema[physio-pedia.com]
Knee Pain
  • The severity of the injury, such as a strain versus a complete MCL tear, is often directly related to the severity of knee pain.[livestrong.com]
  • Knee Pain, Lateral Ligament Sprain. (accessed 12 May 2011) Reider B Medial collateral ligament injuries in athletes. Sports Med 21(2): 147- 156, 1996 UCSF Medical Center. Conditions & Treatments, Orthopedics, LCL Tear.[physio-pedia.com]
  • If you have knee pain, your physical therapist or doctor may perform knee special tests to determine if a ligament sprain may be causing your problem.[verywell.com]
  • Experiencing knee pain? Learn about our physical therapy services for knee pain. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) What is the ACL? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the two main ligaments positioned in the middle of the knee.[lifesworkpt.com]
Knee Pain
  • The severity of the injury, such as a strain versus a complete MCL tear, is often directly related to the severity of knee pain.[livestrong.com]
  • Knee Pain, Lateral Ligament Sprain. (accessed 12 May 2011) Reider B Medial collateral ligament injuries in athletes. Sports Med 21(2): 147- 156, 1996 UCSF Medical Center. Conditions & Treatments, Orthopedics, LCL Tear.[physio-pedia.com]
  • If you have knee pain, your physical therapist or doctor may perform knee special tests to determine if a ligament sprain may be causing your problem.[verywell.com]
  • Experiencing knee pain? Learn about our physical therapy services for knee pain. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) What is the ACL? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the two main ligaments positioned in the middle of the knee.[lifesworkpt.com]
Fracture
  • Differential Diagnoses Iliotibial Band Syndrome Meniscus Injuries Tibial Plateau Fractures Imaging Studies X-rays X-rays are the initial imaging modality. Anteroposterior, lateral, and Merchant views are sought.[boneandspine.com]
  • An ankle fracture occurs when one or more than one bone that makes up the ankle joint—and possibly its ligaments—breaks at or near the joint. Every year, 184 people out of every 100,000 sustain ankle fractures.[northwell.edu]
  • Knee Osteoarthritis Knee Bursitis Meniscal Injury Knee Fracture Patella Fracture Tibial Plateau Fracture Osgood Schlatter Disease Knee Anatomy Knee Replacement Surgery Go back to Knee Pain from Ligament Injuries Testimonials My compliments to you and[joint-pain-expert.net]
  • See also separate Meniscal Tears and Other Knee Cartilage Injuries and Tibial and Fibular Fractures (including Horse Rider's Knee) articles.[patient.info]
  • An x-ray of the knee will rule out associated fractures. An MRI may also be ordered to rule out other injuries to the meniscus or cartilage. 3.[singhealth.com.sg]
Joint Swelling
  • You should contact your doctor if there is an obvious deformity of the knee, knee joint swelling or if the pain is not improving after two weeks of rest. Dr. Eric W.[rchsd.org]
  • The extent and speed of joint swelling may indicate the seriousness of the injury. The doctor will also check for soreness along the collateral ligaments or where they are connected to the bone.[netdoctor.co.uk]
  • Swelling over the torn ligament may appear, and bruising and generalized joint swelling are common 1 to 2 days after the injury.[orthopaedics.com.sg]
  • However, since the MCL is congruent with the joint capsule, and is not inside the joint, swelling does not always occur.[stmarysmaine.com]
Knee Effusion
  • A large knee effusion is not normally found with an isolated MCL tear, as the superficial MCL is extra-capsular. Physical examination of the knee following an acute injury can be difficult due to patient guarding.[orthopaedicsone.com]
  • : 10 mm complete MCL tear Presentation History "pop" reported at time of injury Symptoms medial joint line pain difficulty ambulating due to pain or instability Physical exam inspection and palpation tenderness along medial aspect of knee ecchymosis knee[orthobullets.com]
Foot Drop
  • Direct trauma to the medial aspect of the knee may also affect the peroneal nerve, which could result in a foot drop or paresthesias below the knee which could present itself as a tingling sensation. [3] Treatment [ edit ] An isolated LCL tear or sprain[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Damage is easily spotted if you see a foot drop of the patient while he is walking or when the patient feels a numbness or weakness in the foot. [1] [18] Outcome measures A committee of international knee experts created the International Knee Documentation[physio-pedia.com]

Workup

  • Patients who have a chronic MCL tear and who have instability need a complete workup to verify that the MCL tear is causing the problem and also to look at other associated body habitus issues which can affect the healing of the MCL tear.[drrobertlaprademd.com]

Treatment

  • Conditions & Treatments, Orthopedics, LCL Tear.[physio-pedia.com]
  • Treatment of Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury Grade I and II injuries can usually be treated nonoperatively. Grade III injuries are best treated with surgical intervention to prevent instability.[boneandspine.com]
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  • Treatment options: treatments to suit you You’ll usually need to go to A&E with this kind of injury. You may then be referred to an acute knee clinic, which will organise any investigations and treatment you need.[bupa.co.uk]
  • Treatment Treatment for Ligament Injuries Treatment for ligament injuries includes rest, elevation and ice therapy of the affected limb. Crutches to take some weight off the knee and braces to support the knee may also be prescribed.[singhealth.com.sg]

Prognosis

  • Even when surgery is necessary, there is normally a good prognosis. [2] [8] [9] An injury of the lateral collateral ligament most often occurs from a varus force or by twisting the knee.[physio-pedia.com]
  • Ten-year prognosis of isolated and combined medial collateral ligament ruptures. A matched comparison in 40 patients using clinical and radiographic evaluations. Am J Sports Med. 1997 Jan-Feb. 25(1):2-6. [Medline]. Reider B.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Prognosis Surgery does not guarantee a return to previous level of sporting activity. The risk of a second ACL injury is high, especially in the short term.[patient.info]
  • […] sports, should ensure that any safety equipment worn is properly adjusted and correctly fitted to provide support for the knee Warming-up prior to exercising Use proper technique when exercising so that there is a decreased stress on the knee What is the Prognosis[dovemed.com]
  • Prognosis of a MCL tear With appropriate management, most patients with a minor to moderate MCL injury (grades 1 and 2) can return to sport or normal activity within 2 – 8 weeks.[physioadvisor.com.au]

Etiology

  • The ligament is strained when the knee is in extension. [3] [6] [7] Epidemiology/Etiology Injuries to the lateral and medial collateral ligaments are common, but the MCL injuries occur more often than the LCL injuries. 25% of the patients in the United[physio-pedia.com]
  • (Etiology) The following factors may lead to a Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury.[dovemed.com]
  • […] an MCL injury include: Pain over the area of the ligament Swelling Bruising Point tenderness along the medial aspect of the knee A feeling of giving way during ambulation (more likely in more severe injuries) A positive valgus stress test Potential Etiologies[morphopedics.wikidot.com]
  • Etiology and Prevention of Noncontact ACL Injury. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, April 2000. Ioannis Kostogiannis, MD, et al.[kneeclinic.info]
  • Etiology MCL sprains occur as a result of an excessive valgus load and/or external tibial rotation. Isolated LCL sprains result from an excessive varus load to the knee.[now.aapmr.org]

Epidemiology

  • The ligament is strained when the knee is in extension. [3] [6] [7] Epidemiology/Etiology Injuries to the lateral and medial collateral ligaments are common, but the MCL injuries occur more often than the LCL injuries. 25% of the patients in the United[physio-pedia.com]
  • The epidemiology of medial collateral ligament sprains in young athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2014 May. 42(5):1103-9. [Medline]. Chahal J, Al-Taki M, Pearce D, et al.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Epidemiology of knee injuries: diagnosis and triage. Br J Sports Med. 2000;34(3):227-228. doi:10.1136/bjsm.34.3.227-a. Daniel DM, Pedowitz RA, OConnor JJ, and Akeson WH.[now.aapmr.org]
  • Epidemiology The MCL is the most commonly injured knee ligament, with an incidence of 0.24 per 1,000 in the U.S. The majority of medial-sided injuries occur in isolation; however, MCL injuries are also found commonly with ACL injuries.[orthopaedicsone.com]
  • Introduction Overview medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury results from excessive valgus stress on the knee, is often an isolated injury and can be managed nonoperatively in the majority of patients Epidemiology most common ligamentous injury of the[orthobullets.com]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • 40% of knee ligament injuries incidence is likely higher than reported low grade injuries can be missed males females commonly occur in athletes account of 8% of all athletic knee injuries highest risk in skiing, rugby, football, soccer and ice hockey Pathophysiology[orthobullets.com]
  • Related Medscape Drugs & Diseases topics: Collateral Ligament Pathology, Knee Knee, Collateral Ligament Injuries (MRI) Lateral Collateral Knee Ligament Injury Medial Collateral Knee Ligament Injury Related Medscape topic: Resource Center Joint Disorders Pathophysiology[emedicine.medscape.com]

Prevention

  • After the surgery, you need a brace and physical therapy for prevent the instability.[physio-pedia.com]
  • Grade III injuries are best treated with surgical intervention to prevent instability. Nonoperative treatment includes knee bracing with the knee in full extension. Full weight bearing is allowed with the knee in a brace.[boneandspine.com]
  • Each separate ligament prevents excessive motion of the knee. The anterior cruciate ligament prevents excessive anterior glide of your shin under your thigh bone.[verywell.com]
  • It links the thigh bone and the shin bone and acts to prevent excessive inward movement of the knee joint.[physioroom.com]
  • The ligament will heal on its own, and the main thing to do is to prevent re-injury to the ligament during its healing.[healthline.com]

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