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Medial Collateral Ligament Treatment (MCL)

The medial collateral ligament (MCL or tibial collateral ligament) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee.

It is on the medial (inner) side of the knee joint. This ligament keeps your shin bone (tibia) in place and can be stretched, partially torn, or completely torn.

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) goes from the inside surface of the upper shin bone to the inner surface of the bottom thigh bone. The ligament helps keep the inside portion of the knee joint stable.

The MCL is usually injured by pressure or stress on the outside part of the knee. A block to the outside part of the knee during football is a common way for this ligament to be injured.

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