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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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Do glucosamine supplements help with knee arthroplasty recovery?

Do glucosamine supplements help with knee arthroplasty recovery?

No: Glucosamine is a building block in the formation of knee cartilage, so some have recommended taking it as a dietary supplement to improve the health of your knee cartilage. In a knee arthroplasty, the cartilage is removed and the knee is resurfaced/replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis. Since there is no cartilage left, any benefit, which is theoretical anyway, would not be seen. ...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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What is the recovery time for a grade 1 MCL sprain?

What is the recovery time for a grade 1 MCL sprain?

Variable: For a mild, grade i mcl sprain, recovery can be variable from 4 to 8 weeks. Influencing variables include your sex, age, and other medical conditions. In addition, how aggressive you are with daily physical rehabilitation, either at home and/or with a physical therapist, and wearing an appropriate brace will also influence how quickly you can return to your prior level of activity. ...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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Are there any supplements I can take to improve the rate of recovery for my MCL injury?

Are there any supplements I can take to improve the rate of recovery for my MCL injury?

No: But, good nutrition in general helps your body heal itself. Don't smoke. Often a hinged brace is recommended and reduce your activity while it's healing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have possibly torn my acl, miniscus, or mcl. How long would my full recovery be?

See ORS: Your question about the possibility of injury to these knee ligaments and cartilage is too vague.U need to be examined and see exactly what has been injured specifically because the treatment will vary. Meniscus tears alone may require arthroscopic surgery. Acl , and mcl injuries treatment differs esp. @ age 49 w/ severity of instability, activity level, etc..See a board certified ors. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a patella dislocation and a sprained mcl?

What is the recovery time for a patella dislocation and a sprained mcl?

About a month: Have it checked by a knee doc to make sure you didn't injure the cartilage under the knee cap though. ...Read more

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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