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Does Glucosamine Help With Mcl Recovery After Surgery
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
Mcl knee injury: Length of recovery time depends upon whether there are other associated structural injuries. Isolated grade 1 or 2 MCL tears r treated effectively non operatively , typically recovering fully within 6- 10 weeks. Surgical MCL repairs of grade 3 tears will take 10-16 weeks. If patient also has injured their Acl or post lateral corner recovery will take 4-6 months, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Arthroscopic meniscal repair or resection is a common procedure.Most adults are 'recovered ' by 6 wks.Unususal to have an mcl repair w/ meniscus surgery by itself.Alot of times the mcl can heal on its own or in a brace.If it is completely torn and quite unstable(w/acl intact) it may take another 4-6 wks or longer for complete healing.Again, unusual combination here..Good luck! ...Read more
My daughter is having MCL surgery.. I cannot find much about it or the recovery online. Is recovery similar to an ACL reconstruction?
MCL repairs R not-: -common these days. If a bone fragment came off with the ligament, it's a faster recovery as it is fixed solidly by wires or screws. If this a reconstruction, about the same as an ACL as far as recovery, which again depends on what is used as the graft. Expect a brace with limited motion, especially in extension. In extension the MCL is very tight so usually it's @ about -30 of extension.&rehab. ...Read more
Im 45, complete tear in my ACL partial tear in my MCL and meniscus, waiting for surgery , to know what is the recovery time after surgery n do i need ?
Varies: The recovery time for a standard ACL is usually 6-12 months, however, that will vary based on physical demand, overall general health, and fitness goals. Speak to your surgeon about this. S/he will have more insight in providing you personalized care. ...Read more
I had knee surgery 4 years ago and i take glucosamine. Is there any other pill that i could take or is that enough. Can i play sports or is that bad?
For osteoarthritic knee apart from knee surgery what are ways to relieve this? Can homeopathy work? Tried glucosamine and painkillers are only tempora
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Several: First what is the severity? Step one after injury is ice, elevation and compression. Crutches may be necessary if your a limping. Next, obtain pain free range of motion. Progressive strengthening follows with closed chain exercises and open chain. Once your strength is 80% of the normal side you can begin jogging then a running progression. How long it takes to get back depends on the severity. ...Read more
After MCL surgery, my MCL is healing, after a week if i put weight on it will the MCL tear again or will it only damage it?
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. ...Read more
Quad strengthening: While it may take 3-4 months for the mcl to heal completely, it is rare for it not to heal. Persistent pain after mcl tears are more commonly secondary to hamstring tendinitis that occurs with quad inhibition and quad weakness secondary to the mcl tear. The hamstring is right next to and overlying the mcl, so it is often difficult to distinguish problems between the two. ...Read more
Very uncommon: The mcl (medial collateral ligament) tears outside of the knee joint. Because of this, the torn fibers are close enough to each other that they almost always heal and scar down own their own. In rare cases where there is persistent instability (looseness), we can repair or reconstruct the mcl. ...Read more
See orthopedic surge: The mayority of mcl injuries are treated without surgery usually with a brace, unless there is associated patholgy that require surgery.You should get a second opinion if you have any doubt as to why surgery is recommended. ...Read more
Yes: Mcl tears rarely need surgery.Get a more detailed answer ›
My MCL and lcl are torn but i'm 17 years old. I'm very active should I get surgery or wait it out
If i tore my MCL and need possible surgery on it what will it consist of and how much therapy will there be?
It depend: Mcl tear is classified into: .A minor, or grade 1, mcl tear •a grade 2 tear can take from two to four weeks to heal. •a grade 3 tear usually takes from four to eight weeks to heal, unless it is associated with damage to the acl, in which case the recovery time may be longer and that need surgery. ...Read more
Bout 3M ago torn my mcl/acl . Bending about 3/4 the way but pops when straighten .. Most time no pain pop.. Will it heal without surgery?
No: The ACL ligament will not heal on its own. Even when surgery is done, it is not repaired. Another structure, usually a tendon, is harvested and used in its place. If a person is low demand, they can sometimes do ok with out surgery, alrhough they may need a brace. Most reasonably active people need surgery as the ACL is the major stabilizer of the knee. ...Read more
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