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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: A sprain is actually a partial tear. Give it ample time to heal or you will risk a complete tear.
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: Wait until it's fully healed before playing hockey again. You could make it worse. All the best.

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Once a MCL (medial collateral ligament) is healed, you should be fully recovered and particiapting in all the activities you were doing without restri ... Read More
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Not likely: When ligaments completely heal, the rate of reinjury is the same as the native ligament. It is important to allow the mcl to heal as a return to activ ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sean Hooker
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Joint trauma: With any total joint after a trauma the most important thing to rule out is a fracture and loosening of the implant which is usually easily seen on a ... Read More
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Dr. Rodney Alan
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need XR: You may have dislodged the plastic piece between the femoral and tibial component. Dislocation of the polyethylene bearing is more common in a mobile ... Read More
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Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
MCL tear: Consider imaging, bracing, and likely revision.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
22 years experience Family Medicine
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 ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : If you have not had an MRI, you may want to get one to look for other associated injuries. Most mcl injuries heal with bracing over approximately 8-1 ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Maybe patella: No specific diagnosis can be made from just a description. Best to have it examined. Primary care or orthopedist. Timing depends on severity. Hope th ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them examine your knees.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get examined: May not be your MCL. Avoid diagnosing yourself. Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral pain; or less likely a meniscus tear if you had a twisting injury ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
True knee disloc ?: A true dislocation involve more than a fx and mcl with some fibers torn. This would also have involved the acl &pcl was it a patellar dislocation ? So ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I do not thing so?: Not to have medial collateral ligament of the knee from congenital reason, I do not find case in the liteleture. To have torn mcl it is very possible, ... Read More
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