SUMMARY In this article you will learn what the MCL ligament is, the signs, symptoms and how to diagnosis of a torn MCL. You will learn how surgery is performed and how you can both prevent and recover from an MCL surgery. What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles [...]
What are the ankle ligaments? The most common ankle injuries involve lateral ligament damage and are one of the most prevalent seen by physiotherapists. Approximately 7-10% of emergency department hospital admissions are due to ankle strains1. The lateral ankle ligament is a complex of three different ligaments including the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL), anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), and the posterior talofibular ligament (PTFL). [...]
What is the ACL? One of the major four knee ligaments, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is critical for knee stability, functioning to control joint mobility and prevent abnormal knee motion. The ACL is located within the knee joint and connects the front of the proximal tibia (located just below the knee joint at the [...]
What is the Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL)? The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is one of several ligaments that provide knee joint stability. The LCL is located on the outer edge of the knee joint and connects the outer aspect of the fibula with the femur. The LCL helps to prevent excessive side to side movements and [...]
What are the acromio-clavicular ligaments? Tears of the acromio-clavicular ligaments are the most common form of shoulder injuries. They are most commonly associated with young, athletic adults involved in throwing sports, collision sports, and overhead exercises such as extreme strength training. Approximately 3% of all shoulder injuries involve torn acromio-clavicular ligaments, and 40% of sports injuries to [...]
What is the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)? There are several ligaments that are vital for the stability of the knee joint. One of these is the medial collateral ligament (MCL). This ligament is located on the inner edge of the knee and helps to secure the inside of the joint and stop the knee from [...]