Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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LCL Knee Injury Evaluation

The evaluation of a lateral collateral knee injury begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with a lateral collateral knee injury may include:

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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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed LCL Knee Injury References
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