medial collateral ligament

plural medial collateral ligaments

Definition of medial collateral ligament

1 : a ligament of the inner knee that connects medial parts of the femur and tibia and helps to stabilize the knee joint … Barry Sanders, sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee on Thanksgiving, but the reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.— Peter King

called also MCL

2 : ulnar collateral ligament … preliminary review of an MRI conducted yesterday on Williamson's injured right arm indicated he may have torn the reconstructed medial collateral ligament in his elbow— Bob Hohler

called also MCL

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Miller tore his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments against the Dallas Cowboys and will undergo surgery to repair the damage. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans place Lamar Miller, David Steinmetz on IR," 26 Aug. 2019 That conversation took place on Thanksgiving Day in 2015, after Conner, who entered that season as the reigning ACC player of the year, tore the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during the first half of the first game of the season. The Washington Post,, "James Conner says doctors gave him ‘about a week left’ if cancer went untreated," 16 July 2019 Irvin, the son of the former UM great and NFL Hall of Famer by the same name, missed nearly all of the 2018 season after undergoing knee surgery to repair a medial collateral ligament in his right knee. David Furones,, "'Time is running out’ for Miami Hurricanes TE Michael Irvin II," 11 July 2019 On the inner part of the knee is the medial collateral ligament, with the lateral collateral ligament on the outer part. Colin Hoobler,, "Klay Thompson’s torn ACL: How rehabilitation and return might go for the Golden State Warriors guard," 17 June 2019 As expected, catcher Salvador Perez, who has a Grade 2 tear in the medial collateral ligament of his left knee, was placed on the 10-day disabled list. Maria Torres, kansascity, "Hours before opener, Royals announce 25-man roster, cut Kyle Zimmer, Wily Peralta | The Kansas City Star," 29 Mar. 2018 Meredith led the Bears in catches (66) and receiving yards (888) in 2016 but missed all of last season after tearing the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee. Dan Wiederer,, "After separation, Bears coach Matt Nagy wishes WR Cameron Meredith well," 17 Apr. 2018 He was diagnosed with a Grade 2 tear of the knee's medial collateral ligament after slipping on a stair while carrying luggage into his house on March 27. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "'I’m healing pretty good.' Salvador Perez says he's about ready to return to Royals | The Kansas City Star," 20 Apr. 2018 Curry has missed 15 games since a medial collateral ligament sprain in his left knee. Christopher Dabe,, "'It's conceivable' Stephen Curry plays Game 1 against Pelicans: report," 26 Apr. 2018

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1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 sense 1
2 : ulnar collateral ligament sense 1

called also MCL

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