Elbow Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries (MCL) | Dunham Orthopedics

Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries (MCL) of the Elbow

A medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury is an uncommon injury to the elbow. Typically found in baseball players, an MCL elbow injury can be a painful condition that makes throwing or pitching a baseball impossible.

An injury to the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in your elbow can cause significant pain and make bending the elbow impossible. Look to Dr. Rory Dunham in Oklahoma City for complete diagnosis and treatment.


  • Loss of elbow strength
  • Inability to grasp objects
  • Pain when bending the elbow

The stability of the elbow and strength of the extremity may become compromised with an injury to the elbow MCL. Even with these noticeable symptoms, some MCL tears can go undetected.

Treatment for a MCL tear may include a physical therapy program or surgical intervention, depending on the severity of the injury.


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Rory Dunham, DO | Orthopaedic Surgeon in Oklahoma City