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Question:

I have injured my tibial collateral ligament without apparent reason.

What may be the cause for it?

Ronald

Answer:

Dear Ronald,

The tibial collateral ligament is a broad, flat band of tissue that connects the medial condyle of the femur (thighbone) to the medial condyle of the tibia.

It is also known as medial collateral ligament MCL.

The tibial collateral ligament is more prone to lesions by virtue of its length, composite attachments, and biomechanical exertions.

It is the most frequently injured ligament of the knee joint

A chronic tibial collateral ligament strain may be caused by displacement of the meniscus (meniscal movement of 3 mm or more).

The greatest displacement of the meniscus is caused by external rotation

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