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Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2006 Jun;14(2):58-66.

Evaluation and treatment of medial collateral ligament and medial-sided injuries of the knee.

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Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation, Columbus, GA 31909, USA.


Injuries to the medial side of the knee are not always isolated injuries of the superficial medial collateral ligament. Medial-sided injuries can also involve the deep medial collateral ligament, the posteromedial corner, or the medial meniscus. Magnetic resonance imaging is a useful adjunct to the physical examination; however, the extent of medial-sided injuries is frequently underappreciated on these images. An understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the medial side of the knee and a thorough physical examination aids the physician in determining the full extent of injury and helping the physician to treat each unique injury pattern.

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