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ACL/MCL/LCL Tears

 

Ligaments connect one bone to another. Ligaments provide joints with stability and often can become sprained or torn when excess stress is applied to them. Such stresses are twisting, pulling, turning and falling. The ligaments of the knee are ACL: anterior cruciate ligament, PCL: posterior cruciate ligament, MCL: medial collateral ligament, LCL: lateral collateral ligament. The ACL and PCL form a cross inside the knee joint and stabilise the knee when it is in different positions such as drawing forwards and backwards. The MCL and LCL are located either side of the knee and their function is to resist forces that push the knee to sideways. The physiotherapy for ligament damage consists of Range of movement and strengthening exercises, gait re-education, electrotherapy, balance and proprioceptive exercises, manual therapy and patient education.


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