LCL is an abbreviation of 'lateral collateral ligament'.

medial and lateral collateral ligaments
The lateral collateral ligament is also often called the fibular collateral ligament because of its attachment to the fibula.


LCL - a structure of the posterolateral corner

The side of the knee towards the back is anatomically complex, and is referred to as the posterolateral corner, of which the LCL is a part.

Fibular collateral ligament
Lateral collateral ligament

Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
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