The Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) is a ligament in the knee that helps the knee to rotate, as well as to prevent leg over-extension. Forceful contact to the outside of the knee is the most common cause of an MCL injury. If you or a loved one experiences knee pain, an MCL injury is one of many possible causes of this knee pain.
Could you or your loved one have an MCL injury? An SOS knee specialist can help get answers.
MCL Injury Symptoms
Symptoms of an MCL injury may include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Knee pain
- Tenderness affecting the knee
- Stiffness in the knee
- Knee swelling
Typically, patients experience the above symptoms of an MCL injury around the inner side of the knee. In some cases, knee pain may be severe.
MCL Injury Treatments
MCL injury treatments vary on a patient by patient basis. Because an MCL injury can be associated with injuries to other knee ligaments, it's important to see a knee specialist. The knee specialists at SOS are experienced in providing total orthopedic care for the treatment of MCL injuries.
Are you or a loved one experiencing knee pain? It could be a sign of an MCL injury. To see an SOS knee specialist...