Knee ligaments are bands of fibrous tissue that hold the knee joint in place. They are the medial collateral ligament (MCL), the lateral collateral ligament (LCL), the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior c... More »

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There are four ligaments in the knee: the medial collateral, or MCL, the lateral collateral, or LCL, the posterior cruciate, or PCL, and the anterior cruciate, or ACL, explains Healthline. The collateral ligaments provid... More »

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One common cause of a torn knee ligament is stopping suddenly in the middle of a run, claims WebMD. Other causes are a sudden twisting of the knee while the foot is planted, a direct injury to the knee and jumping and la... More »

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Knee pain is a widespread ailment, and the most common causes of knee pain are swollen or torn ligaments, runner’s knee or cartilage tears, says WebMD. Many other health issues or injuries can contribute to knee pain. More »

According to the Western Journal of Medicine, the knee is stabilized by the shape of the joint and the ligaments accompanying it. The joint is shaped by the local bone protuberances and the surrounding cartilage. The man... More »

There are four ligaments in the knee: the medial collateral, or MCL, the lateral collateral, or LCL, the posterior cruciate, or PCL, and the anterior cruciate, or ACL, explains Healthline. The collateral ligaments provid... More »

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According to Medline Plus, suture joints are also known as cranial sutures and are comprised of bands of fibrous tissue that connect the bones of the skull. Cranial sutures are necessary for brain growth and development. More »