Your Local Physio in Parramatta
Visit our Location
12 Ada St, Harris Park 2150
Give us a Call
0479 080 800
Send us a Message
info@physioparramatta.com.au
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 7 pm
Sat: 9 am - 4 pm
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