What are the potential complications that may occur during the MCL reconstruction?
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential complications that may be associated with MCL reconstruction surgery. These include a risk of infection, formation of blood clots, injury to the blood vessels and nerves, and scar tissue formation that requires further treatment.
Intraoperative complications of MCL reconstruction surgery include morbidity associated with:
Other common complications of MCL reconstruction include:
The contributing factors include the patient's age, general health and skin condition, steroid use, prior knee surgery, and prolonged tourniquet time.