Medial side instability and reconstruction Chapter uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Knee Injuries


  • © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012, 2015, All Rights Reserved. The primary structure that provides stability to the medial side of the knee during valgus loads is the medial collateral ligament (MCL) complex. In this chapter key anatomy of this ligament is reviewed, a stepwise clinical assessment to recognize medial side instability is suggested, and surgical techniques to address medial instability are discussed.

publication date

  • January 2015



  • Book Chapter


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/10.1007/978-3-642-36569-0_93

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1145

end page

  • 1153