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Non-operative management of an isolated lateral collateral ligament injury in an adolescent patient and review of the literature
  1. Dominic Davenport,
  2. Ajay Arora,
  3. Max R Edwards
  1. Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dominic Davenport, dominic.davenport{at}


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.

  • knee injuries
  • ligament rupture
  • midsubstance tears
  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery

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  • 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.