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Multiple-ligament knee injuries are increasingly recognized and require a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Emergency department evaluation should focus on life- and limb-threatening issues with a high degree of suspicion for associated neurovascular injuries. The initial management should...
The key to successful treatment of the multi-ligament injured knee is to identify and treat all pathology step by step. In an emergency, if necessary, the knee has to be reduced and a ligamentous examination has to be performed, but a vascular and neurologic examination is also of great priority....
This article focuses on the clinical presentation, examination, evaluation, and management of the patient who presents with a multiple ligament knee injury (multiple-ligament injured knee (MLIK)) in the chronic setting. The intent is to focus on the patient who presents in the office setting with...