medial collateral ligament

noun

plural medial collateral ligaments
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 elbowBob Hohler

called also MCL

Examples of medial collateral ligament in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clippers backup center Mason Plumlee sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during Monday’s loss at New York and will return to Los Angeles to have the injury reevaluated, according to a person with knowledge of the plans but not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2023 Abrams battled a fractured left tibia and sprained left MCL (medial collateral ligament) in his 2021 minor league season. Bernie Pleskoff, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 Reports indicated Ingram has sustained a medial collateral ligament sprain in his right knee. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 7 Nov. 2022 Bruss suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 20 Aug. 2022 Starting quarterback Jameis Winston, who appeared to be in the midst of a career resurrection, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and also suffered damage to his medial collateral ligament while being tackled by former teammate Devin White of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 1 Nov. 2021 There was further good news for Arsenal, with Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus coming off the bench in the 77th for his first appearance since undergoing surgery on Dec. 6 on a medial collateral ligament injury sustained during the World Cup. Steve Douglas, ajc, 12 Mar. 2023 Durant’s medial collateral ligament sprain la month, further illustrates the long odds of anyone catching James. Dallas News, 7 Feb. 2023 Thibodeaux sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on Sunday in a preseason game from a low block by a Bengals tight end. Emmanuel Morgan, New York Times, 26 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Medial collateral ligament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medial%20collateral%20ligament. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

medial collateral ligament

noun
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
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