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i got injured on my knee from an awkward tackle and hurt my lateral collateral and acl?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Difficult and rare: It is fairly rare and difficult to tear both an acl and lateral collateral a the same time without tearing other structures. When it does happen, the knee is usually quite unstable, and would not be able to function as a unit. Most of these end up with an early acl reconstruction with repair or reconstruction of the torn parts of the lateral collateral complex.
Answered on Sep 11, 2014
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