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can you tear your mcl during a squat lift accident?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: The mcl is tighter in flexion than in extension so you could sprain or tear it doing squats.
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: The mcl is the most commonly injured knee ligament. Any load applied to the outside of the knee can injure the mcl. The severity if the sprain determines the treatment.

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Last updated Sep 11, 2014

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