Free Opinion by
Dr. Naman Goel


Your knees play a pivotal role in your mobility and day-to-day activities. Any damage to their ligaments can be a hindrance. Injuries to the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) are not as common as those to the ACL or MCL, but they still require attention. Here’s what you need to know about LCL surgery:

Understanding the Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL):

The LCL is one of the four main ligaments that provide stability to the knee joint. It’s located on the outer side of the knee and prevents the joint from bending too far outward.

LCL Injury Causes:

LCL injuries typically occur when the knee is forced inward or through direct impact. These can happen in various scenarios, including:

  • Sports Injuries: Tackles, twists, or sudden changes in direction can lead to LCL injuries.
  • Accidents: Traumatic events, such as car accidents, may cause LCL damage.
  • Biking Accidents: A fall or collision can strain the LCL.

Treatment Options:

The approach to treating an LCL injury depends on its severity and your unique circumstances:


Non-surgical Methods:

In some cases, rest, bracing, and physical therapy can help heal minor LCL injuries.



If the injury is severe or involves multiple ligaments, surgery may be recommended. During the procedure, your orthopedic surgeon will repair or reconstruct the LCL.



Rehabilitation plays a vital role in your recovery, as it helps restore knee strength, flexibility, and function.


Post Surgery Recovery:

Recovery from LCL surgery follows a carefully designed plan. Here’s what you can expect:


Initial Recovery:

The immediate post-surgery period involves rest, pain management, and wound care.


Physical Therapy:

As your knee heals, you’ll start physical therapy to regain strength and flexibility.


Gradual Activity:

Your orthopedic specialist will guide you in gradually returning to normal activities, adapting to your progress.

Our Commitment To Your Recovery:

We understand the impact of a PCL injury on your daily life. Our orthopedic specialists are dedicated to providing personalized care, ensuring you recover with confidence and return to your active lifestyle.

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