Article Abstract

The multiligament knee—not so complex to treat if the appropriate principles are respected

Authors: Camilo Partezani Helito, Jorge Chahla

Abstract

Even for experienced knee surgeons, the multiligament injured knee is a challenge.The challenge in these situations is to perform an accurate diagnosis in atimely manner and to establish the appropriate treatment for each patient. In contrast to common lesions such as an isolated anteriorcruciate ligament tear, patients with multiligamentinjured knees are very heterogenous and it is often not always possible tofollow an algorithm. The rationale for this special issueof Annals of Joint was to present an evidence-basedapproach from world leaders in the field regarding these injuries in orderguide knee surgeons in this difficult and long way for treatment.