Medial Collateral Ligament Tear

Running along the inside of the knee, the medial collateral ligament joins the thigh and shin bones together. It tends to get torn when a force is pressed against the knee, creating a gap. The tear can be to different degrees ie from grade 1 to 3.

How to tell if your medial collateral ligament is torn

You experience:

  • Swelling at the knee and it feels tender
  • An unstable knee