Ligament Injuries

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PCL Injury

If you are experiencing pain behind the knee, it could be a PCL tear or strain.

What is the PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament)?

The ligament located on the back and middle of the knee is known as the posterior cruciate ligament, or the PCL. It is one of several ligaments that connect the femur (thighbone) […]

PCL Injury

MCL Injury

What is an MCL Injury?

The most common knee injury is to the medial aspect of the knee.

The medial collateral ligament, or MCL, extends from the end of the femur (thigh bone) to the top of the tibia (shin bone) and is on the inside of the knee joint. There are three main anatomic structures in […]

MCL Injury

ACL Injury

Description of ACL Injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of four major ligaments that make up the knee. Ligaments are in place to stabilize the femur (thigh bone), which sits just above the tibia (shin bone).

The ACL is critical to maintaining knee stability. ACL injuries are very common among athletes of all ages […]

ACL Injury

FCL Injury or Lateral Collateral Ligament LCL Tear

Description of an LCL Injury (FCL Injury)

The lateral collateral ligament (LCL), also called the fibular collateral ligament (FCL), is the main structure on the lateral, or outside, portion of the knee to prevent the knee from gapping open. The term fibular collateral ligament (FCL) is more anatomically correct, but this ligament is more commonly referred […]

FCL Injury or Lateral Collateral Ligament LCL Tear
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