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Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury

This is a stretching or tearing of a ligament on the inner side of your knee. The medial collateral ligament, commonly called the "MCL", is connected to the femur and to the tibia. The MCL helps stabilize your knee. This ligament, along with the lateral collateral ligament, helps prevent excessive side-to-side movement of your knee joint. It helps keep the upper and lower leg aligned properly. Complete MCL tears are associated with other injuries inside the knee, such as meniscal tears, which can be diagnosed by our doctors at Nucci Medical.

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