Acute injury sustained by known mechanism that leads to knee instability with significant effect on the athlete’s ability to perform at the highest levels of sport
May be a “pop” sensation at the time of injury
Effusion usually develops acutely.
Athlete unable to continue play
Instability of knee after injury
It can be difficult to perf...
Weight-bearing as tolerated unless physeal fracture is suspected
Therapeutic aspiration can be performed on the hemarthrosis.
If fat is noted in th...
Patients will require substantial physical therapy to regain ROM and strength as well as to address functional and sports-specific mechanics to address prevention...
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Siow HM, Cameron DB, Ganle...
Injury that is increasing in incidence in the skeletally immature population
Early surgical therapies are becoming more favorable when compared to non- or delayed surgical treatment.
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