The medial collateral ligament is a band of fibrous tissue supporting the medial (inner) aspect of the knee joint.

collateral ligaments

The medial and lateral ligament form part of the capsular structures of the knee. They are not visible from within the knee cavity.

Synonyms: 
MCL
tibial collateral ligament
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