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Isolated lateral collateral ligament complex injury in rock climbing and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Abstract

We report two occurrences of high-grade tears of the lateral collateral ligament complex (LCLC), consisting of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and fibular collateral ligament (FCL). One injury occurred in a rock climber and the other in a martial artist. Increasing awareness of isolated injuries of the LCLC will allow for appropriate diagnosis and management. We review and discuss the anatomy of the LCLC, the unique mechanism of isolated injury, as well as physical and imaging examination findings.

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Davis, B.A., Hiller, L.P., Imbesi, S.G. et al. Isolated lateral collateral ligament complex injury in rock climbing and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Skeletal Radiol 44, 1175–1179 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00256-015-2108-6

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Keywords

  • Anterolateral ligament
  • Fibular collateral ligament
  • Lateral collateral ligament complex
  • Rock climbing
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu