A-Z of Injuries

Knee - Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries

(MCL)

Is the ligament situated on the inside of the knee joint, linking the thigh bone to the shin bone. The injury usually occurs with twisting or turning and direct impact during sporting activities.

Signs & symptoms:

  • A history of trauma or twisting
  • Knee pain and swelling on inside of the knee
  • Knee pain when bending or straightening the knee

The immediate treatment includes POLICE, Protect, optimal loading, ice, compression and elevation. Depending on the severity of the tear it can take up to 6 weeks to recover. If there is a severe sprain or rupture an orthopaedic review may be required.


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