Review ArticlesNonsurgical Management of Lateral Side Injuries of the KneeEllingson, Christopher I. MD*; Kurtz, Christopher A. MD†; Sekiya, Jon K. MD‡Author Information *Medical Corps, United States Navy Bone & Joint/Sports Medicine Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth †Medical Corps, United States Navy, Division of Sports Medicine Bone and Joint/Sports Medicine Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth ‡From the Center for Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA Reprints: Jon K. Sekiya, Center for Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3200 South Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (e-mail: email@example.com). The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the United States Government. We are military service members. This work was prepared as part of my official duties. Title 17 U.S.C. 105 provides that “Copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government.” Title 17 U.S.C. 101 defines a United States Government work as a work prepared by a military service member or employee of the United States Government as part of that person's official duties. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: March 2006 - Volume 14 - Issue 1 - p 20-22 Buy Abstract Non-surgical management of posterolateral corner (PLC) knee injuries is reserved for specific isolated mild to moderate injuries. There has been a relative scarcity of studies discussing non-surgical management existing secondary to the relative rarity of isolated PCL injuries. In these specific cases, a few studies have shown non-surgical management to result in satisfactory outcomes. This review of the literature outlines the outcomes and treatment options for posterolateral corner (PLC) knee injuries, which is based on the grade of the injury. However, no matter what the grade of injury, it is crucial to rule out other associated deficiencies before undertaking a nonoperative approach in the management of the posterolateral corner of the knee. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.