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