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Knee Hit Accident Worried Mcl Tear
My knee hurts after I hit my knee in a car accident last week, should I be worried about an MCL tear?
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
If an awkward fall is taken and a pop is heard, followed by pain on the inside of the knee does that indicate a tear of the MCL?
I had tka 8 years ago, rotating platform. Injury 12/12, unable to extend knee, unable to weightbear. diangosis MCL tear. Still unable to extend, worsening.
Need XR: You may have dislodged the plastic piece between the femoral and tibial component. Dislocation of the polyethylene bearing is more common in a mobile bearing knee replacement. You should go in and get an x-ray. If you had full range of motion prior to your injury, you should be able to regain full range of motion unless something is out of place. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
it can be: It depends on what was done and how long you are following surgery. If you are in first few weeks following surgery it could related to a number of things, all likely to resolve with time and healing. If it is late, it could represent sensory nerve entrapment and might need to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's been 5 weeks since grade 2 and 3 MCL tear in both knees. How long does it take to heal itself?
Depends: Depends on the type of tear and its location. Most tears from the medial femoral condyle have a good blood supply and oftentimes can heal with bracing, pt, and rice. If the tear is significantly displaced or a distal tear off the tibia, these do not usually do well and can sometimes warrant surgery. Either way an MRI is necessary and I do recommend appropriate orthopedic evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There can be many causes for pops and crackles (called "crepitus"), including torn meniscus, patella chondromalacia, loose body, knee swelling following an injury, or synovitis (inflammation of the lining). Some times normal knee pop and crack. Mcl tears are associated with pain, tenderness, and swelling along the medial joint line and a tendency for the knee to want to buckle with activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Approx. How long willit take for an MCL grade 2 knee ligament tear to heal completely without further damage?
I had a fall and my knee popped as i fell. I can't walk or fully extend my leg. Id this an MCL tear? Pain on the inside of my knee.
More likely ACL Tear: Injury of the knee associated with a "pop" at the time of injury is most often associated with an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament. This injury is often associated with concurrent injuries to the menisci, which could explain the pain on the inside (medial) side of the knee. Bone bruising and injuries to to articular cartilage may also occur. I strongly recommend an orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more
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