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A 25-year-old female asked about a 62-year-old male:

Mri shows i tore acl, lateral meniscus root, mcl, and small impaction fracture of lateral tibial plateau. won't see a surgeon for another week. is it safe to walk around with a brace with no crutches or will it make my knee worse?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
I would strongly recommend non-weight bearing until the surgeon evaluates the knee. The tibial plateau fracture could get worse by putting weight on it. So, either crutches and non-weight bearing or a wheelchair. The surgeon will then recommend the best treatment. Good luck-feel better soon!!
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
I would limit weightbearing as much as you can with crutches. However, you do want to do range of motion to your knee so it does not get stiff.
Last updated Apr 12, 2021

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