Knee Collateral ligaments include the Medial Collateral Ligament, and the Lateral Collateral Ligament. Collateral ligaments provide angulatory stability against varus/ valgus (sideways) stress.
Injuries to collateral ligaments of the knee may commonly occur due to fall while running or in cases of road traffic accidents, such as fall from bike.
Most collateral ligaments injuries are partial rupture of ligaments.
MRI of the knee joint is the best way to diagnose the extent of injury.
Most cases of Collateral ligament injuries around the knee can be satisfactorily managed with bracing and rest. However, in some cases with complete tear of ligament, surgical intervention may be indicated.Leave a reply →