Lateral Knee Injuries: Not Just The Lcl And Meniscus! - Page #1

Author: Rebecca Wadlinger, DO, MS, ATC
Co Author #1: Shane Hennessy, DO
Co Author #2: Jeanne Doperak, DO
Senior Editor: Blake Corcoran, MD, CAQSM
Editor: Margaret Gibson, MD, FAMSSM

Patient Presentation:
18 year old female soccer goalkeeper without prior injury presents one day after diving onto her right lateral knee during scrimmage to block goal. She presented to her ATC limping, complaining of mild swelling, discomfort, and pain with deep flexion during weight-bearing.

18 year old female soccer goalkeeper without prior injury.

Physical Exam:
General: Healthy; well-appearing.
Inspection: No effusion; no ecchymosis.
Palpation: Tenderness over anterior joint line; medial tracking of the patella.
ROM: Full; pain with deep flexion while weight-bearing.
Strength: 5/5.
Special: All negative.

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