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Does glucosamine help with MCL recovery after surgery?

Does glucosamine help with MCL recovery after surgery?

No: There is no evidence that glucosamine will promote ligament healing with or without surgery. ...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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How long is the recovery for MCL surgery?

How long is the recovery for MCL surgery?

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 more

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How long is recovery time for MCL and meniscus surgery?

How long is recovery time for MCL and meniscus surgery?

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

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My daughter is having MCL surgery.. I cannot find much about it or the recovery online. Is recovery similar to an ACL reconstruction?

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

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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 ?

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

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For osteoarthritic knee apart from knee surgery what are ways to relieve this? Can homeopathy work? Tried glucosamine and painkillers are only tempora

For osteoarthritic knee apart from knee surgery what are ways to relieve this? Can homeopathy work? Tried glucosamine and painkillers are only tempora

Many Options: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the us. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy is regenexx. They have over 6500 patient registry with pretty good results. Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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How can I improve MCL injury without surgery?

How can I improve MCL injury without surgery?

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

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Why does my MCL still hurt a lot when kicking a ball 4 months after surgery?

Why does my MCL still hurt a lot when kicking a ball 4 months after surgery?

MCL: You may want to get a MRI to look for an associated tear in the knee. The meniscus can tear with mcl injuries. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Depends on surgery: The mcl takes many weeks to heal and depends on the type of surgery used. When you should put weight on your leg after surgery needs to be made by your surgeon. Please don't weight bear before your doctor says it is ok. ...Read more

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How long is an acl, mcl, and meniscus surgery?

How long is an acl, mcl, and meniscus surgery?

Depends: This depends on several factors such as type of graft used and whether the meniscus is repaired versus debrided. On average the surgery is 1.5 to 2 hours. ...Read more

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How painful is the' knee surgery to repair a torn mcl?

How painful is the' knee surgery to repair a torn mcl?

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

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What can I do about residual pain after a MCL surgery?

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

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How common is it to need to have surgery for a MCL tear?

How common is it to need to have surgery for a MCL tear?

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

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How long does MCL surgery take and what is the going price of surgery for an mcl?

How long does MCL surgery take and what is the going price of surgery for an mcl?

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

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My MCL and lcl are torn but i'm 17 years old. I'm very active should I get surgery or wait it out ?

My MCL and lcl are torn but i'm 17 years old. I'm very active should I get surgery or wait it out
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Let me explain: If you have torn mcl it depend how bad the tear if it is severe i believe surgery is the best option especially if you lcl injury. ...Read more

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If i tore my MCL and need possible surgery on it what will it consist of and how much therapy will there be?

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

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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?

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

Dr. Abdolmohammad Rostami
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Glucosamine (Definition)

Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive ...Read more