BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-223478
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

Non-operative management of an isolated lateral collateral ligament injury in an adolescent patient and review of the literature

  1. Max R Edwards
  1. Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dominic Davenport, dominic.davenport{at}
  • Accepted 31 January 2018
  • Published 15 May 2018


We present a rare case of isolated traumatic pure ligamentous rupture of the lateral collateral ligament of the knee in an adolescent high-level footballer managed non-operatively with a good functional outcome and return to sport in 4 months.


  • Contributors All authors contributed to the article. DD, AA and MRE were involved in conception, design and acquisition of data. DD and MRE were involved in analysis and interpretation of data and literature search and discussion. DD and MRE were involved in the revision.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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