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what can i do about residual pain after a mcl surgery?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Quad strengthening: While it may take 3-4 months for the mcl to heal completely, it is rare for it not to heal. Persistent pain after mcl tears are more commonly secondary to hamstring tendinitis that occurs with quad inhibition and quad weakness secondary to the mcl tear. The hamstring is right next to and overlying the mcl, so it is often difficult to distinguish problems between the two.

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