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Can you tear your MCL during a squat lift accident?

Can you tear your MCL during a squat lift accident?

Yes: The mcl is the most commonly injured knee ligament. Any load applied to the outside of the knee can injure the mcl. The severity if the sprain determines the treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Vic Kalman
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Mcl (Definition)

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide band of tissue (a ligament) that runs along the inner side of each knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), to help stabilize the knee joint. The MCL's main purpose is to prevent knees from bending too far ...Read more


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My son had a full thickness tear of MCL during football. Outside blow. It has been 3 weeks since injury and he feels good. What's risk if he plays?

My son had a full thickness tear of MCL during football. Outside blow. It has been 3 weeks since injury and he feels good. What's risk if he plays?

Risky: A full thickness MCL tear is a serious injury. This may be associated with other knee injuries, including ACL tear, meniscus tear, or joint cartilage damage. Recommend comprehensive knee exam by an orthopedic surgeon including detailed knee exam and imaging before returning to sports. Typically 3 weeks is inadequate healing time for a full thickness tear and further injury could result. ...Read more

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My ankles were crushed in a car accident and I still cannot squat or use stairs easily will this get better?

My ankles were crushed in a car accident and I still cannot squat or use stairs easily will this get better?

Depends: This all depends on the type of injury and how you healed so only your physician can tell you for sure. After a severe injury, it isn't uncommon for a joint to never get back to its pre-injury level of flexibility. Keep doing physical therapy, if it is still prescribed, and keep yourself strong and healthy and this will help. ...Read more

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If I have torn medial and lateral meniscus and a sprained MCL from auto accident, what is the chance of long term stiffness or sorenss?

If I have torn medial and lateral meniscus and a sprained MCL from auto accident, what is the chance of long term stiffness or sorenss?

Possible.: These need to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. Might require surgery. If not repaired may lead to intermittent pain or swelling. ...Read more

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What happens if you tear your MCL twice?

What happens if you tear your MCL twice?

Ligament retears: Whether or not one regains full knee function is determined by the severity of the tear as well as accompanying structural damage to other knee structures. Therefore a ist degree MCL tear torn without any other injured structures will heal well even if down the line one sustains another tear of the same magnitude. ...Read more

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Is a MCL tear heal able on its own?

Is a MCL tear heal able on its own?

Mcl tear: Grade 1 and some grade 2 tears may heal with conservative treatment.Like brace, rest, over the couter or prescription pain meds such as ibuprifen, Naproxen and physical therapy.Rarely you need arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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