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Answered Nov 21, 2019
MCL stands for Medial Collateral Ligament Injury while ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Between the two, ACL is considered to be the more serious type of injury. People usually know if they have an ACL because of a distinct popping sound that will not be heard when people have MCL injury. When people experience MCL injury, they may start to feel pain on the inner portion of the knee.
The knee would also start to swell and bruise. There will be some pain when the knee tries to be straightened. When people experience ACL, the pain is immediate, and the swelling will also occur immediately. Walking will become difficult because the knee will start to feel unstable.
The actual fact about bones in the body is that, they are joined together by materials like ligaments, cartilage and tissue to form joints in various parts of the body. Ligament, which is a band of strong tissue helps in connecting bones to other bones. Like bones, ligaments can also be injured. ACL and MCL are the short forms of Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Medial Collateral Ligament.
These are the names for two out of many ligaments in the body, and injuries are often developed around these ligaments by athletes and even footballers as they are subjecting themselves to various training in a bid to always be the best. ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is the ligament is found in the front part of the kneel, this ligament connects the femur and tibia together, this joint is prone to injuries. MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) is found in the inner part of the kneel.