Management of Multiligament knee injuries (mlki’s) with concomitant fractures and neurovascular injuries- A descriptive review

S R Sundararajan, Terrance D’souza, Ramakanth Rajagopal, S Rajasekaran

Volume 5 | Issue 1 | Jan – April 2020 | Page 9-13

Author: S R Sundararajan [1], Terrance D’souza [2], Ramakanth Rajagopal [2], S Rajasekaran [2]

[1] Department of Arthroscopy and sports medicine. Ganga hospital, Coimbatore, India.
[2] Department of Orthopaedics, Ganga hospital, Coimbatore, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. S. R Sundararajan,
Department of Arthroscopy and sports medicine. Ganga hospital, Coimbatore, India.


MLKI’S are on the rise due to increasing number of Road traffic accidents (RTA). MLKI’s are often challenging injuries to treat especially when they are associated with periarticular fractures and/or neurovascular deficits. These additional knee injuries can affect the surgical timing of ligament injuries and also can affect the outcome. The existing literature lacks clear-cut guidelines regarding approach and management of MLKI’s with these associated injuries. This descriptive review is an attempt to highlight key concepts from the existing literature, along with our experience in treating MLKI’s with these associated injuries and formulate protocols that could help clinicians in their day to day practice.
Keywords: MLKI, KDV, Periarticular fractures, Neurovascular injuries, Vascular assessment, CPN palsy, Staged reconstruction.


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How to Cite this article: Sundararajan S R, D’souza T, Rajagopal R, Rajasekaran S| Management of Multiligament knee injuries(mlki’s) with concomitant fractures and neurovascular injuries- A descriptive review | Asian Journal of Arthroscopy | January-April 2020; 5(1): 9-13.

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