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A 26-year-old male asked:

i've partial mcl torn & acl bony avulsion - 15 days. dr said i don't need surgery. how long does it take to heal? knew swelling is still there badly

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
As a general rule: These types of injuries take a minimum of 8-12 weeks to heal. Why you aren't going to require surgery I'm not sure, the avulsion must not be complete, or the ACL would be detached if I understand your question correctly. If your ACL is detached, surgery is usually (if not always) necessary. To rehab your knee you will need physical therapy. Expect 6 months or longer to get back to 100%. Best 2you!
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Probably can rehab: If your 62, I don't think you need to have an acl reconstruction. If you have a grade 1 or 2 mcl sprain, it should heal over 4-6 weeks. Regarding the ACL, you still will have 3 other ligaments in your knee in addition to other stabilizers Once the swelling has gone down, you can begin rehab to regain your motion and increase your quad and hamstring strength

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