Full Title: Medial Collateral Elbow Ligament
Author: Ashley Needles
Date of Publication: January 1, 2017
Research Paper Text:
This is a ligament in the dogs elbow that helps maintain the stability of the elbow joint.
Its main function is to help prevent excessive or abnormal movement of the elbow.
The MCL insertions are made up of tissues that help facilitate movements between the bones in the dogs arm. (http://jms.org.br/PDF/v25n1-4a71.pdf).
The ligament helps attach and stabilize the upper and lower arm, connecting at the elbow where this ligament is located. (Dr. David W. Altchek, MD. http://www.hee.edu).
Therefore the ligament offers protection to the elbow joints by offering resistance to the tension in the dogs arm. (http://jms.org.br/PDF/v25n1-4a71.pdf).