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A 32-year-old member asked:

How painful is the' knee surgery to repair a torn mcl?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Pain is subjective: Some people are very tolerant of pain from surgery and some are very pain sensitive. Some do great with pain control, some have a very difficult time getting a medication that controls their pain and does not make them nauseous. Most isolated mcl tears are not surgically repaired and heal with bracing. Pain associated with the repair really depends on the technique used on the repair.
Last updated May 28, 2016

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