Ligament tears and injury

What are ligaments?

Ligaments are strong bands of soft tissue that hold bones together, supporting the joints and preventing abnormal movement. They are important for stability.
There are four main ligaments in the knee:

•    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) cross over on the inside of the knee
•    The medial collateral ligament (MCL) and the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) are on the sides of the knee joint

Important: This information is only a guideline to help you understand your treatment and what to expect. Everyone is different and your rehabilitation may be quicker or slower than other people’s. Please contact us for advice if you’re worried about any aspect of your health or recovery.