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Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury of the knee

  • Alternative Names

    Knee injury - medial collateral ligament (MCL); MCL injury


    Symptoms

    Symptoms of a tear in the medial collateral ligament are:

    • Knee swelling
    • Locking or catching of the knee with movement
    • Pain and tenderness along the inside of the joint
    • The knee gives way or feels like it is going to give way when it is active or stressed in a certain way