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LCL Tear

Symptoms

The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) connects the thigh bone (femur) to the other bone (fibula) in the lower portion of the leg and stabilizes the outer side.

 

The most common symptoms associated with Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tears

include:

  • Bruising
  • Instability
Causes

The most common causes of Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tears include:

  • A strong force/blow to the inside of the knee.
Treatment

Collateral Ligament Knee Bracing

Braces return stability to the inside and outside of the knee. Braces prevent buckling, reduce pain and protect from further injury to the ligaments. They provide enough stability to return an individual to their activities of daily living with a greater sense of security.