Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury

Alternative Names

LCL injury; Knee injury – lateral collateral ligament (LCL)

Definition of Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury

Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury is an injury to the ligament on the outer side of the knee.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a tear in the lateral collateral ligament are:

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/13/2010

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