LCL Or MCL Disruption

Etiology

  • Foot planted
  • Acute force from medial to lateral direction→LCL injury
  • Acute force from lateral to medial→MCL injury

Symptoms

  • Acute pain
  • Swelling
  • Sometimes instability

Physical Exam Findings

  • Acute effusion
  • Laxity w/medial or lateral joint stress