Surgical Treatment of Combined ACL, PCL, and Lateral Side Injuries

James P Stannard, James T Stannard, James L Cook
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review 2020, 28 (3): 94-99
A knee dislocation that involves at least 2 of the 4 major ligament groups-such as the anterior cruciate ligament, the posterior cruciate ligament, or the posterolateral corner-is a catastrophic event for an athlete or trauma patient. Careful evaluation of these patients is needed to avoid disastrous outcomes. Surgeons must be cognizant of a number of key treatment concerns-such as tunnel crowding, controversies over graft fixation methods, and sparsity of level I clinical data-to make proper ligament repair decisions. This manuscript will review treatment principles that govern high-quality care of this complex injury.

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