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Multiligamentous Knee Injuries in the Military Tactical Athlete

Richards, John T. MD; Dickens, Jonathan F. MD

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: September 2019 - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - p 92–98
doi: 10.1097/JSA.0000000000000253
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Multiligament knee injuries pose a significant challenge to military service members looking to return to active duty service. They represent a diverse injury pattern and recovery is often complicated by other ipsilateral extremity trauma and systemic injuries. There is a paucity of high-quality evidence guiding the treatment of these injuries. Despite this, orthopedic surgeons are tasked with a young, active, high demand population looking to maximize their recovery after these complex injuries. We present a synthesis of the available civilian and military literature and provide an evidence-based review with considerations specific to a military population.

USU-Walter Reed Department of Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Each author certifies that his or her institution approved the animal protocol for this investigation and that all investigations were conducted in conformity with ethical principles of research.

All reported studies/experiments with human or animal subjects performed by the authors have been previously published and complied with all applicable ethical standards (including the Helsinki declaration and its amendments, institutional/national research committee standards, and international/national/institutional guidelines).

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Jonathan F. Dickens, MD, USU-Walter Reed Department of Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20889.

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