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Knee Sprain LCL Evaluation
- Knee bruise
- Decreased range of motion
- Knee swelling
- Difficulty walking
- Numbness in the leg below the knee
- Tenderness along the side of the joint, on the outer aspect of the knee (overlying the lateral collateral ligament)
Tests may be necessary to exclude other serious injuries, such as a knee dislocation or knee fracture.
Tests that may be used to evaluate a lateral collateral knee injury include:
Less commonly performed:
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PubMed Knee Sprain LCL References
- Beynnon BD, Johnson RJ, Abate JA, Fleming BC, Nichols CE. Treatment of anterior cruciate ligament injuries, part I. Am J Sports Med. 2005 Oct;33(10):1579-602. 
- Boutin RD, Fritz RC. MRI of snow skiing and snowboarding injuries. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2005 Dec;9(4):360-78.