Knee Collateral Ligament Sprain

Knee Collateral Ligament Sprain involves damage to the connective tissues at the sides of the knee joint.

There are two types of collateral ligament; medial (which is on the inside of the knee joint) and lateral (which is on the outside).

Medial collateral ligament sprains are more common and are nearly always traumatic in origin; occurring as a result of an impact or injury whilst playing sport.


The following symptoms are associated with a collateral ligament sprain:

  • Pain and tenderness when the injury site is touched.
  • Redness, swelling and bruising that may track down the fascia towards the foot.
  • Pain and apprehension when standing.
  • Difficulty flexing or extend the knee.


Collateral ligament sprains in most cases are not serious. However, without treatment recovery times are long and the risk of re-injury is high.

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