medial collateral ligament

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of medial collateral ligament

: a ligament of the inner knee that connects medial parts of the femur and tibia and helps to stabilize the knee joint called also MCL

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1950

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medial collateral ligament

noun

medical Definition of medial collateral ligament

1 : a ligament that connects the medial epicondyle of the femur with the medial condyle and medial surface of the tibia and that helps to stabilize the knee by preventing lateral dislocation called also MCL, tibial collateral ligament; compare lateral collateral ligament 1
2 : ulnar collateral ligament 1 called also MCL

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