What is the best practice when managing collateral ligament injuries in the knee? To approach this question, Dr. Terry Malone first covers a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the knee and different mechanisms of injury that may cause collateral ligament injuries. Dr. Malone establishes the distinct differences between the collateral ligaments and the cruciate ligaments, which work together to enable a four bar linkage that enables passive control throughout the knee’s range of motion. Through a thorough review of examination techniques and literature, Dr. Malone provides an engaging and informative course on how to manage collateral ligament injuries, from the time of detection through rehabilitation. Join Dr. Malone as he utilizes patient demonstrations, dynamic animations, and several detailed case studies to help participants gain a solid understanding of collateral ligament injury management.
Dr. Terry Malone received his EdD and MSPT from Duke University in North Carolina and his BA from Bluffton College in Ohio. At Duke, he served as the initial Sports Physical Therapist and was the Coordinator of the Sports Medicine Clinic. He served as the initial Chairman of the Sports Specialization Council of the APTA and has been liaison to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports. Dr. Malone was the initial chair and dean of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis, and served as the Physical Therapy Program Director at UK from 1993-2006. Terry is now a full time professor at the University of Kentucky, and enjoys most sports with a particular love for golf.
While traditional approaches for MCL treatment and intervention relied heavily upon strict immobilization, Dr. Terry Malone seeks to educate participants on the consequences of such immobilization, and how this tactic has thus evolved. Topics to be discussed include a timeline for immobilization, and current guidelines for safe and effective immobilization practices.
In this chapter, Dr. Terry Malone introduces participants to two individual patient case examples involving injured cruciate ligaments. Participants will be taken on a journey that will start from patient history and assessment, and conclude with intervention and return to play strategies.