A member asked:

Does acl deficiency puts more stress on other knee ligaments (pcl, mcl, lcl)? is there a risk of injury to these ligaments?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Thomas Bond answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

ACL-deficient knee: The short answer is yes! an acl-deficient knee is inherently unstable and thus will allow "wobble" (or hypermobility) - similar to loose lug-nuts on your car's wheel. If you completely remove 1 of the lug-nuts you'll increase the stress of all the others that are trying to stabilize the structure.

Answered 5/19/2016


Dr. Audie Rolnick answered

Specializes in

Yes to both: Good question. Answer is yes, if knee is unstable you can damage other structures.

Answered 5/10/2013



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