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Do they grade lateral ligament sprain in knee?
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not as often
While many physicians grade ligaments sprains by grade (such as the mcl), the lateral collateral ligament is much more complex.
It is more often associated with PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tears, multiligament tears (or knee dislocations). The lateral collateral represents a number of ligaments that hold the outside of the knee stable. It is more complex than can be addressed here.

In brief: Not as often
While many physicians grade ligaments sprains by grade (such as the mcl), the lateral collateral ligament is much more complex.
It is more often associated with PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tears, multiligament tears (or knee dislocations). The lateral collateral represents a number of ligaments that hold the outside of the knee stable. It is more complex than can be addressed here.
Dr. Allen Lu
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
Lateral collateral ligament sprains are graded i, ii, or iii.
I has tenderness and no increased laxity of the ligament. Ii has more pain, and laxity of 5 mm. Iii is a complete tear of the ligament with greater laxity and can be associated with a tear of the acl.

In brief: Yes
Lateral collateral ligament sprains are graded i, ii, or iii.
I has tenderness and no increased laxity of the ligament. Ii has more pain, and laxity of 5 mm. Iii is a complete tear of the ligament with greater laxity and can be associated with a tear of the acl.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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