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What are the symptoms of a medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury?

John E. Zvijac, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
An injury to the medial collateral ligament (MCL) can be a stretch, a partial tear or a complete tear, causing pain on the inside of the knee. You may feel a locking or catching of the knee with movement, or feel like the knee is going to give way.

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