What are the potential complications that may occur during the MCL reconstruction?

Operative complications of multiple ligamentous reconstructions include morbidity associated with iatrogenic vascular and nerve injury, anesthesia, compartment syndrome, tourniquet and wound complications, deep venous thrombosis, and failure of the repair.

Previous vascular repair could be compromised or disrupted by direct trauma during surgical reconstruction of the ligaments. Pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative vascular evaluation is important with or without vascular repair. Superficial or deep wound infections may happen after ligamentous knee surgery with an incidence of 0.30 to 12.5% in open reconstructions. Patient's age, general health, skin condition, steroid use, prolonged tourniquet time, and prior knee operation are all contributing factors.

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