What are the causes of MCL injury?

Usually, MCL injuries happen when a strong force hits the knee, resulting in torn or stretched ligaments inside the knee.

This situation may arise while playing contact sports or other types of sports where there are a lot of quick stops and turns, for example, soccer, basketball, and skiing. The same thing can happen when falling on a slippery surface. Constant stress on the knee may lead to the same result, because the MCL may lose its elasticity, becoming limper and prone to tearing.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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