What differentiates Mayo Clinic
The Knee Multi-Ligament Clinic at Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is where patients come for injuries that involve damage to multiple ligaments in the knee joint. The knee is a complicated meeting point for important bones, arteries and nerves, so this type of injury can be devastating and typically requires emergency assessment. Tears to multiple ligaments require experts who have deep experience to repair your knee. Because surgery is often needed to repair this injury, Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine brings the very best in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, vascular surgery, neurosurgery and musculoskeletal radiology into the same procedure room. You’ll have a unique, dedicated team that practices a multidisciplinary approach that you won’t find anywhere else. Your care and treatment will be second to none, and all in one location.
If you think you have a multi-ligament knee injury, it’s critical you get evaluated as soon as possible, because this type of injury could threaten the loss of a limb if not addressed promptly. Although this type of injury is most prevalent in contact sports, it can happen in almost any sport. When you choose to come to the Knee Multi-Ligament Clinic at Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, you can be confident in your journey from the initial consultation to your treatment, rehabilitation and physical therapy that you’re getting the right diagnosis, treatment plan, the first time.
Some multi-ligament knee injuries include:
- 2 or more knee ligament injuries including injuries to the ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL
- Isolated injuries to the PCL, LCL or Posterolateral corner
- Knee dislocation
Treatment options are customized to each injury, and include:
- Surgical reconstruction of all ligaments
- Non-operative treatments are rare, but may be an option if there’s significant knee arthritis
- Extensive rehabilitation and physical therapy
Make an appointment today to see how you can benefit from the care of the clinicians at our Knee Multi-Ligament Clinic. Learn from our experts how your journey to recovery will be tailored to your needs.