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knee ligament injury

Major ligaments of the Knee joint

Knee Ligament Injury

The knee joint contains quite a few ligaments which provide stability to the joint. Dynamic movements or sudden unexpected movements which take place during sports can result in a knee ligament injury.

Some of the more common ligaments which can be injured include:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) – Prevents forward translation of the Femur (upper leg bone) over the Tibia (lower leg bone)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) – Prevents backward movement of the Femur over the Tibia
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) – Provides increased stability towards the inner side of the knee
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) – Provides stability over the outer border of the knee