Knee Injury? Take Care of All Your Knee Ligaments

April 20, 2015 7:03 PM

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The knee is tied together by more than just the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), though you might not know that hearing the daily reports of ACL injuries from football, soccer, basketball and skiing. The "other" ligaments matter just as much, and though injured less frequently, their care and feeding determine the function of the knee.

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is the side ligament on the inside of the leg. It is often injured when a player is hit from the outside on the planted leg and the knee bends inward or when a ski catches an edge and shoots out to the side. Fortunately, the MCL, since it is on the outside of the...

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