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Medical Library – Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tears

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OVERVIEW

Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tears

LCL (lateral collateral ligament tears) are less common. Initial treatment should include rest, elevation, compression, and ice. Then bracing and rehabilitation are necessary. Surgery is rare.

GOALS

Possible Treatment Goals

  • Improve ability to bear weight/stand on the leg(s)
  • Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
  • Improve Fitness
  • Improve Function
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Increase Oxygen to Tissues
  • Improve Proprioception
  • Decrease Postoperative Complications
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Self-care of Symptoms
  • Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
  • Improve Wound Healing

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