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Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury


A medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury is a condition that involves damage or tearing of the medial collateral ligament, which is a band of tissue located on the inner side of the knee. This ligament helps stabilize the knee joint and prevent excessive lateral movement. MCL injuries can occur due to direct impact, twisting, or overextension of the knee, and are commonly seen in contact sports and activities that involve sudden changes in direction.