The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a fibrous tissue that connects the tibia to the thigh bone on the inside of the knee. Injury can occur when the MCL is torn or ruptured, usually when force is applied to the outside of the knee joint.
This video provides a comprehensive overview of MCL injuries. Symptoms of an MCL injury depend on the specific type of damage, but usually include swelling, pain, and difficulty walking or twisting. You can learn when different treatment options, including anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and surgery, are appropriate by watching this clip.
At our Bartlett clinic, Suburban Orthopaedics can treat all types of orthopaedic injuries. To learn more about MCL injury treatment options or to make an appointment, please call us at (888) 876-0117.