Multiple Ligament Knee Injuries

J Knee Surg. 2018 May;31(5):399-409. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1636910. Epub 2018 Mar 13.


The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)-based multiple ligament injury, or dislocated knee, is often part of a multisystem injury complex that not only includes the knee ligaments, but may also include blood vessels, skin, nerves, fractures, and other organ system trauma. These factors must be considered in the scope of treating this complex knee injury. These complex knee ligament injuries can result in significant functional instability for the affected individual. This article will discuss multiple ligament knee injuries evaluation, treatment, and special considerations in the pediatric and adolescent population.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Knee Injuries / etiology
  • Knee Injuries / therapy*
  • Ligaments, Articular / injuries*
  • Soft Tissue Injuries / diagnosis
  • Soft Tissue Injuries / etiology
  • Soft Tissue Injuries / therapy