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Webinar Director: Michael Ellman, MD, FAAOS
Knee ligament tears are common injuries in athletes and play a prominent role in the field of sports medicine. Single-ligament injuries such as ACL or MCL tears are commonly encountered in cutting and pivoting sports, including soccer, football, basketball, skiing and gymnastics. However, while most ligament tears involve one ligament, high-energy injuries to the knee may result in the rupture of multiple ligaments, including the ACL, MCL, PCL, or posterolateral corner structures (FCL and/or popliteus). For example, motor vehicle accidents, a hard crash on skis or a severe tackle on the football field can all result in complex, multiligament knee injuries with or without a concomitant fracture or knee dislocation. Multiligament knee injuries are complex injuries that require vigilant workup and treatment, with devastating complications if left untreated. This webinar will highlight the workup, diagnosis, treatment, and postoperative management of patients with severe multiligamentous injuries to the knee.
At the conclusion of this webinar, learners should be able to:
· Learn appropriate anatomy, workup, and diagnosis of ACL, PCL, MCL and PLC injuries of the knee, including initial management of knee dislocations
· Discuss surgical treatment of multiligament knee injuries
· Know pearls and pitfalls of avoiding complications during and after surgery
· Learn appropriate postoperative protocols to manage pain, improve function, and temper expectations
Faculty: Sanjeev Bhatia, MD, FAAOS; Jorge Chahla Jr, MD, PhD; Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, FAAOS
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.