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How To Treat An Lcl Sprain
Between2 and6 weeks: For a mild grade 1 sprain it may take 2-3 weeks to heal for a grade 2 sprain , it will likely take about 4-6 weeks to heal for a grade 3 sprain, you will likely be out for 6-8 weeks. Obviously these are estimates and each case varies with the patient and the activity that they will be returning to. ...Read more
Unlikely: The lcl would be strained by putting an abnormal force against the medial part of the knee. This is unlikely to happen while walking. It is always a good idea, especially if you are uneasy, to have a brief course of physical therapy after surgery to help build up the surrounding and core musculature. ...Read more
I think i might of sprained my lcl. The outside of my knee is tender to touch. It is only swollen when i bend my knee. It is a mild pain.?
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I sprained my lateral collateral ligament what can be done to speed recovery so I can return to soccer?
Brace: A lateral (fibular) collateral ligament injury can be treated in a hinged knee brace x 6 wks followed by strengthening and return to activities in 8-12 weeks. Stress xrays can help determine if it heals correctly. However, this is commonly associated with other ligament injuries and usually needs to be surgically reconstructed in this setting. That requires a wait of 1 year to return to sport. ...Read more
After bike crash, ER doc says sprained LCL. Said no other injuries in knee--ice it, okay to walk with no brace until healed. Is this usual treatment?
Can be: If your knee is stable it should be ok. Ligament sprains are graded, Grade 1 and 2 are partial tears where enough ligament remains to maintain stability of a joint . Grade 3 indicates complete rupture and a stabilizing brace would be in order to help the ligament heal and avoid permanent laxity ...Read more
LCL evaluation knee: The lcl in the knee is evaluated at o degrees (full extension) and at 30 degrees of flexion with varus stress applied. Degree of opening is assessed by estimating in mm and comparing to opposite side; lcl sprains or tears are measured as grade i, ii, or iii. The posterolateral corner (e.g. Arcuate complex) should be assessed as well as the cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. Mri is also used. ...Read more
6-12 weeks: The lateral (fibular) collateral ligament is uncommonly injured, but if it is injured in isolation, it can be treated in a hinged knee brace x 6 wks and may heal on its own. Stress xrays can be used to measure if it heals. This is followed by strengthening and a return to activities between 8-12 weeks. Often, it requires a surgery to reconstruct it and the surrounding "posterolateral corner.". ...Read more
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