Katherine Mahoney, MD
- When injury to the knee causes immediate joint dysfunction, the injury will almost always be to the ACL or PCL.
- Lateral collateral ligament injury will take up to 24 hours to swell and cause dysfunction.
- In PCL injuries and knee dislocations, careful assess for neurovascular injury.
- Unhappy triad: ACL, MCL, Medial Meniscus
- Evaluate for associated injuries in the presence of any of the three injuries.