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Knee Ligament Injuries: PCL, LCL, MCL, and ACL Injury

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How Can I Prevent a Knee Ligament Injury?

Knee ligament injuries are hard to prevent, since they're usually the result of an accident. But taking some precautions might lower your risks. You should:
 

  • Keep your thigh muscles strong with regular stretching and strengthening.
  • Stretch before and after physical activity.
  • Never abruptly increase the intensity of your workout. Make changes slowly.

 

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Reviewed by Jeffrey S. Beitler, MD on February 25, 2012
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