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what does medial collateral ligament proximally are thickened. where is that in your knee?

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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Inside of knee: That is the stabilizing tissue for the inside of your knee. If you rub hard on the inside of your knee, you will feel a rounded area then a space and then bone again. It may take you a bit to figure it out. Start at the top of your knee cap and come around the knee to the middle then bend the knee so you can find the exact joint area. You will find the approximate area.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
The inside: Where you knees touch when you put them togetherit keeps your knee from opening toward the inside.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
MCL inner knee : This means your MCL, medial collateral ligament, is thicker than usual and this commonly happens from an injury from a force pushing the knee inward. The MCL is the static inner side of the knee stabilizer. It connects the the two main bones on the inner side of the knee. Commonly heals without surgery if injured. Some problems can warrant a good brace as the treatment.

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