Sports Fan? HSS Explains the Oft-Discussed MCL Injury

Stamford Daily Voice—July 26, 2016

In a recent article published by Stamford Daily Voice, Samuel A. Taylor, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains the four main stabilizing ligaments of the knee that connect the thigh bone to the lower leg, including the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and common injuries associated with it.

Dr. Taylor explains, "MCL injuries vary widely in their severity, ranging from pain sprain or partial tear to complete tear or avulsion. Fortunately, the vast majority of MCL injuries can be effectively treated without surgery, since the MCL has great healing potential."

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