Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury of the knee

Alternative Names

Knee injury – medial collateral ligament (MCL); MCL injury

Definition of Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury of the knee

Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury is an injury to the ligament on the inner part of the knee. This ligament keeps your shin bone (tibia) in place.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a tear in the medial collateral ligament are:

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, 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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