Blog #20: LCL Injury Incidence by Chris Schattinger, MS, CSCS, CISSN

Of all knee ligament injuries LCL injury may be the most uncommon. Injury to the LCL accounted for only 1.1% of 2,673 knee arthroscopies in data by Majewski et al. (2006).

LCL injury is most common in those ages 20-40 and occurs more frequently in men than in women (4.5:1 male to female ratio)

The specific activities with the highest incidence of LCL injury are skiing and soccer.

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Majewski, M., Susanne, H., & Klaus, S. (2006). Epidemiology of athletic knee injuries: A 10-year study. The knee, 13(3), 184-188.