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Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Anatomy | General Information | Post-Operative Care

ACL Tears | PCL Tears | MCL Tears | LCL Tears
Dislocation | Meniscal Tears | Focal Chondral Injury


Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Reconstruction


The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is a cord-like, fibrous band extending from the end of the femur (thigh bone) to the top of the fibula (thin bone on outside of lower leg) on the outside of the knee.

An injury to the LCL may be isolated or a part of a complex injury with tears to the ACL and medial meniscus.


Signs and Symptoms


What causes an LCL tear?


Non-surgical Treatment

Initially treated with symptomatic management:

If a patient remains symptomatic, surgical reconstruction of the ligament can be considered. This depends on severity of the injury and activity level of the individual.


Surgical Treatment: Knee Arthroscopy (LCL Reconstruction)


Lifelong Protection