Surgical Treatment of Multi Ligament Injury
Surgery may be performed all at once or staged in some cases. Autograft or allografts can be used. Surgery is performed arthroscopically, to address the ACL, PCL and any meniscal damage. Reconstruction of the MCL or LCL are performed open.
Following multi-ligament knee reconstruction, patients typically wear a brace and do not bear any weight on the knee for approximately six weeks. A comprehensive physical therapy program is necessary to regain, flexibility, stability and strength. As with all surgical procedures, specific recovery time varies by patient and demand.
A post surgical rehabilitation plan will be designed to get you up and using your knee as soon as possible. The best results come from following exercises and a strengthening regime that is learned in physical therapy.