Marcus Lattimore sustains a knee dislocation in this past weekend’s game.
Video courtesy of ESPN.
The term knee dislocation is not to be taken lightly. The clinical definition of a knee dislocation is injury to three of the four major ligaments surrounding the knee. The four major ligaments are the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and the fibular collateral ligament (FCL) occasionally called the lateral collateral ligament. Of course there are many more stabilizing structures of the knee including the separate bundles of the individual ligaments and the structures in the postero-medial and postero-lateral corners (PLC/PMC).