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Mcl injury(inner ligament on my knee). How long will i be incapacitated?

Mcl injury(inner ligament on my knee). How long will i be incapacitated?

2-4 wks: Isolated mcl sprains of the knee are fairly common. The healing depends on the severity of the injury (grade 1, 2 or 3) or mild, moderate or severe.If the ligament is mildly sprained near the femur the healing is fairly quick~2 wks.Or so. More signifigant tears of the tibial collateral ligament, esp.Off the tibia( where there is less blood supply)may take 6 wks to heal and bracing. See ors. ...Read more

Dr. Vic Kalman
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Mcl (Definition)

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide band of tissue (a ligament) that runs along the inner side of each knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), to help stabilize the knee joint. The MCL's main purpose is to prevent knees from bending too far ...Read more


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What does medial collateral ligament proximally are thickened. Where is that in your knee?

What does medial collateral ligament proximally are thickened. Where is that in your knee?

The inside: Where you knees touch when you put them togetherit keeps your knee from opening toward the inside. ...Read more

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What does knee therapy for medial collateral ligament damage in my knee entail?

What does knee therapy for medial collateral ligament damage in my knee entail?

Muscle Strengthening: Typically, it involves strengthening the muscles such as the quadriceps and hamstrings. These muscles act as secondary stabilizers and with strengthening they can help unload the knee, stabilize it and allow the medial collateral ligament to continue to heal. ...Read more

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What does chondrocalcinosis mean? Where are the medial collateral ligament fibers in the knee? What does it mean there is an abnormal focal region acl

What does chondrocalcinosis mean? Where are the medial collateral ligament fibers in the knee? What does it mean there is an abnormal focal region acl

Read below: Chondrocalcinosis is abnormal deposits of calcium typically at the meniscus. The medial collateral ligaments (mcl) fibers are on the inside part of the knee. An abnormal focal region of the acl means that the acl has degenerated a bit. This can happen with age (unfortunately) or it can happen after an injury. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to be biking with a partially torn MCL (medial collateral ligament)?

Is it safe for me to be biking with a partially torn MCL (medial collateral ligament)?

Yes if comfortable: Biking does not stress the mcl so you should be fine if you do not have pain. If you do, a brace may be useful. ...Read more

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If I can bend my knee all the way but not 100% from an MCL injury 5 weeks ago.. Felt pain when I was aiming 100%. Should I get it checked?

If I can bend my knee all the way but not 100% from an MCL injury 5 weeks ago.. Felt pain when I was aiming 100%. Should I get it  checked?

PostInjury Stiffness: It is common to develop stiffness after an MCL tear. I usually recommend stretching and sometimes physical therapy. You just have to make sure that indeed its an MCL tear and not a meniscus tear. See an Ortho doc if not better in next few weeks. BTW pain with stretching is usually Okay. Cheers. ...Read more

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My knee is still swollen after my MCL injury. What should I do to make the swelling go down?

My knee is still swollen after my MCL injury. What should I do to make the swelling go down?

Ice and elevate: For an acute mcl injury, ice and elevation is helpful. In addition, using an over the counter anti-inflammatory can help as well. If you are having significant pain, restriction in motion or instability, then you should follow up with an orthopedist or a sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rehab a knee after a MCL injury ?

What is the best way to rehab a knee after a  MCL injury ?

Physical therapy.: You should be evaluated by a Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer, for a program best suited to your knee injury. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more