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MCL Injury

What is an MCL Injury?The knee is comprised of four major ligaments, all of which connect the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) are arranged like an “X” in the middle of the knee. The Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) lies on [...]

MCL Injury2020-02-24T19:52:54+00:00

ACL Tear

What is an ACL Tear?The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is located in the center of the knee. It runs in a diagonal orientation. It is attached to the bottom end of the thigh bone (femur) and the top end of the lower leg bone (tibia). It helps prevent the tibia from moving forward toward [...]

ACL Tear2020-02-24T19:37:12+00:00

Knee Anatomy

What is Knee Anatomy? The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. A hinge-type joint, the knee is responsible for bearing the body’s full weight and providing movement essential for everyday activities, such as walking, running, sitting or standing. The bones that make up the knee include: [...]

Knee Anatomy2020-01-24T21:24:11+00:00

Meniscus Tear

What is a Meniscus Tear? A meniscus tear is one of the most common knee injuries. The medial meniscus sits between the thigh bone and the shin bone on the inner side of the knee, while the lateral meniscus sits sits on the outside of the knee. The medial and lateral meniscus are [...]

Meniscus Tear2020-01-24T21:24:11+00:00

Complex Knee Injury

What is a Complex Knee Injury? The knee has four main ligaments that stabilize the knee: Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL), Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL), Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), and Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL). These ligaments work together to allow normal knee range of motion while also providing knee joint stability. A complex knee [...]

Complex Knee Injury2020-01-24T21:39:36+00:00