What are knee ligament injuries?

Also known as: medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury, lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury.

A ligament is a band of connective tissue that connects the bones on either side of a joint to one another. The knee has four ligaments: The medial collateral ligament (MCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Injuries to one or more of these ligaments can cause a number of problems.


Reviewed by: Annie L Casta, MD

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