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Lewiston, ME
A 48-year-old female asked:

What is chronic thickening mcl at the joint line mean? what does femoral sided deep mcl injury mean? please help in a lot of pain. is this a tear?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Strain: It sounds like you strained but did not completely tear the medial collateral ligament, which is on the medial (inside) of the knee. The chronic thickening means you may have had injuries to this ligament before. I would discuss treatment options with your doctor, which often involves use of a hinged brace which protects your mcl while it heals.
Last updated Oct 18, 2020

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