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Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Anatomy | General Information | Post-Operative Care

ACL Tears | PCL Tears | MCL Tears | LCL Tears
Dislocation | Meniscal Tears | Focal Chondral Injury


Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tears


The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a strong, flat, fibrous band extending from the end of the femur (thigh bone) to the top of the tibia (shin bone) on the inside of the knee. At it's midpoint, some of it's fibers blend with the medial meniscus.

An injury to the MCL may be isolated or a part of a complex injury with tears to the ACL and medial meniscus.


Signs and Symptoms


What causes an MCL tear?


Non-surgical Treatment

Initially treated with symptomatic management:

If a patient remains symptomatic, surgical reconstruction of the ligament can be considered. This depends on severity of the injury and activity level of the individual.


Surgical Treatment: Knee Arthroscopy (MCL Reconstruction)


Lifelong Protection