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How long can I wait before having my MCL repair after it has been diagnosed?

How long can I wait before having my MCL repair after it has been diagnosed?

Depends: Many mcl tears can be treated with bracing an pt. It depends on the location of the tear. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...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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What is the typical recovery time for a rt leg meniscal repair (partial meniscectomy) and MCL reconstruction. How long in 0 brace & how long to drive?

What is the typical recovery time for a rt leg meniscal repair (partial meniscectomy) and MCL reconstruction. How long in 0 brace & how long to drive?

Varies: When a ligament is reconstructed, the rehab time is longer because the repair needs to be protected. Rehab time depends on your age and level of fitness prior to surgery, and also on your surgeon and the type of reconstruction. I would say no driving for at least 6 weeks. Early rom in a brace is generally encouraged. ...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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What would happen if you completely tore your ACL and your mcl? How long would it take to recover?

What would happen if you completely tore your ACL and your mcl? How long would it take to recover?

Long rehabilitation: Tearing your mcl and acl typically requires surgical repair and extended physical therapy especially if you wish to continue to be physically active. High level and professional athletes typically will need about 6-12 months to recover before they are released to full activity without restriction. ...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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I am having occasional sharp pains in my knee about 7 mos after my MCL repair, should I be concerned?

I am having occasional sharp pains in my knee about 7 mos after my MCL repair, should I be concerned?

Possibly: It depends on whether the mcl has healed and is providing the needed stability. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...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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