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how can one stretch out the mcl after injury?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
You dont: An mcl injury is a stretch injury. Meaning you get micro tears of the fibers with a minor injury grade 1-2. You get larger tearing of the fibers in a grade 3 or complete tear. You want the fibers heal or"scar" in and the ligament to tighten up in the healing process. You don't want a lax or loose ligament. During the healing process you may lose flexion motion so stretch to get flexion back.

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