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Is There Anything I Could Wear During Wrestling To Protect My Mcl
No: American academy of orthopaedic surgeons & american academy of pediatrics have concluded that there is no good evidence that prophylactic (protective) knee braces prevent injuries. Wearing a brace may feel like there is knee protection in place, but it won't protect the mcl from a direct lateral impact. Its better to work on strength training, conditioning, technique refinement and flexibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My son had a full thickness tear of MCL during football. Outside blow. It has been 3 weeks since injury and he feels good. What's risk if he plays?
Risky: A full thickness MCL tear is a serious injury. This may be associated with other knee injuries, including ACL tear, meniscus tear, or joint cartilage damage. Recommend comprehensive knee exam by an orthopedic surgeon including detailed knee exam and imaging before returning to sports. Typically 3 weeks is inadequate healing time for a full thickness tear and further injury could result. ...Read more
My BF (38) injured his right knee during a Badminton Game about a month ago. As per MRI (done today) his MCL is Completely broken. How can he recover?
My ortho Dr has advised me during Arthrolysis surgery he had to move my MCL in order to reach scar tissue, thus it needs time to heal...is this common?
After having acl/mcl surgery how long should I continue to wear a knee brace while engaging in physical activity?
Ask Surgeon: This is a decision your surgeon should address since every case is unique. Only your surgeon knows how extensive the damage was and what had to be done to correct it. Some will recommend at least light compression indefinitely after the surgery while sometimes it is only a few weeks or months. ...Read more
Sprained my MCL during football. I recovered and played the season. Yesterday I felt popping in my knee same feeling from the first injury but not bad?
Knee mcl: Most of the time grade 1 or two MCL STRAINS heal very well such that it requires another new injury to become symptomatic again . The fact that B you could play that season would suggest that that is the case. Did the popping arise spontaneously or was it related to some recent B occurrence? Try rest , ice support , NSAIDs . If these r not helpful seek additional virtual input. ...Read more
This past Friday I got a minor tear in my MCL on my right leg at a dance competition. It was from rotating my leg quickly during a routine. I saw an orthopedic doctor that day and he said it was minor enough to heal on its own. He also gave me a brace to
I have gd III MCL tear lt knee and fracture lateral tibial condyle since 2 weeks. Can i move my leg or should I wear the knee immob 24 hours. ?
Follow directions: This injury can be unstable and proper immobilization will potentially avoid otherwise unnecessary surgery. My opinion is that your orthopedic surgeon will eventually put you into a hinged brace to allow for range of motion without side to side movement. Expect the first six weeks to be more strict guidelines and after six weeks guidelines will be lifted as healing dictates. ...Read more
I tore my MCL a year ago and the other day while exiting a vehicle my knee popped out and back into place. Could I have torn it again?
Yes: I suspect you actually have more than just a mcl tear. I bet you have an associated acl incompetence, likely related to your original injury that was diagnoses as an isolated mcl tear. If your knee felt like it came at a place just getting out of a car, this describes functional instability which is more commonly seen with acl combined injuries. The acl and mcl are commonly injured together. ...Read more
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