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Is there anything I could wear during wrestling to protect my mcl?

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 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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Can you tear your MCL during a squat lift accident?

Can you tear your MCL during a squat lift accident?

Yes: The mcl is the most commonly injured knee ligament. Any load applied to the outside of the knee can injure the mcl. The severity if the sprain determines the treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Time, brace: Actually, most cases of mcl injuries can be treated non operatively ( usually in a brace) and even do better than with surgery . As long as there are no other injuries such as an ACL or meniscus tear. He should certainly be seen and followed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Confused: Need more information to give you a good answer, but that doesn't make sense. Sometimes the MCL can be stretched and injured during the arthroscopy but it always heals back by itself in that setting. ...Read more

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After having acl/mcl surgery how long should I continue to wear a knee brace while engaging in physical activity?

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

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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?

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

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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. ?

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

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I had a MCL tear in december and I sat out for a month. Now when I play it sort of locks up and cracks but doesn't hurt for long. What could it be?

I had a MCL tear in december and I sat out for a month. Now when I play it sort of locks up and cracks but doesn't hurt for long. What could it be?

PES & hamstring: While there could be a number of causes including underlying cartilage damage or arthritis, your description sounds like a very common occurrence after mcl injuries. Likely you have hamstring tendinitis and pes bursitis. It is inflammation around the inner portion of our knee under the mcl that occurs with deconditioning of the quad muscles. Avoid limping and work quad exercises to improve this. ...Read more

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