Medial collateral ligament of the knee

Dr Matt A. Morgan and Dr Shu Su et al.

The medial (tibial) collateral ligament (MCL) of the knee is a flat, triangular band on its medial aspect.

Gross anatomy

It originates at the medial femoral epicondyle and inserts into the upper part of the medial surface of the tibia. The posterior aspect of the medial collateral ligament blends into the knee capsule and is thereby attached to the medial meniscus 1

Related pathology

Anatomy: Lower limb
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Article information

rID: 31366
Section: Anatomy
Tag: knee, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Medial femoral collateral ligament
  • MCL
  • Tibial collateral ligament

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