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symptoms of lcl damage

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bailie
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Severe: If you really tore your LCL, most of those need surgery and occur with ACL tears. It is very rare to just "pull" the LCL- see a fellowship trained spe ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Merrick Wetzler
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
LCL may not heal: It all depends on the severity of the injury and if it associated with other injuries. A LCL of the knee if it is completely torn does not heal by it ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It does not restore-: -itself,but with good rehabilitation the remaining fibers can hypertrophy. But partial tears are rare, & usually it is a complete tear but the syn ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Possibly: If there is a mild grade 1 sprain, one might be able to exercise with a brace that provides medial/ lateral if there is a grade 2 or 3 sprain, y ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
10 years experience Emergency Medicine
RICE: The acronym "rice" is generally the most appropriate initial treatment for these kinds of issues. If the below do not help to alleviate symptoms in t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
No quick answer: A mild grade 1 lcl tear will heal in 2-3 weeks. A grade 2-3 tear may require a cast or brace for up to 6 weeks to allow healing if an injury occu ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
25 years experience Family Medicine
LCL tear: That is very specific Orthopedic Surgery question ... you would need to ask Ortho Surg for answer and more important clinical correlation and treatmen ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Lcl injury: Depends on extent & duration of the injury. Best to consult your doctor.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
?lcl: Be specific...Did u mean open lateral collateral ligament repair? Or posterolateral corner reconstructive surgery(both knee).We also repair 'lateral' ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Expect 6-9 months: Like most ligament reconstructions about the knee, an lcl (lateral collateral ligament) reconstruction requires months of formal rehabilitation. Runni ... Read More

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