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This ligament is located on the inside of the knee. The MCL function is to help control the sideways movement of the knee joint. Injury is usually by direct contact involving a force on the outside of the knee which pushes the knee inwards (towards the other knee)



History & Clinical examination

An X-ray is usually required to exclude any boney injury

MRI scan may be required to confirm the diagnosis



  1. Non-operative treatment includes physiotherapy and bracing
  1. Operative treatment involves reconstruction of the MCL 


See MCL Reconstruction