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Doctor insights on: Massage Therapy Acl Mcl Sprain

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Can massage therapy help an acl/mcl sprain or tare?

Can massage therapy help an acl/mcl sprain or tare?

Perhaps: Massage may be helpful to deal with any swelling associated with an acl/mcl sprain (which is the same as a tear) and it may help to mobilize inflammatory byproducts and increase blood flow to the injured area. It is not a stand alone treatment and should be part of a more general rehabilitation program that may or may not include surgery if the tear of the acl is severe. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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I tore my mcl, ACL and meniscus in jan and now im starting therapy to bend my knee will I be able to fully bend it again before surgery?

I tore my mcl, ACL and meniscus in jan and now im starting therapy to bend my knee will I be able to fully bend it again before surgery?

Maybe: Depends primarily on the size, type and location of the meniscal tear. The torn cartilage may block your motion or simply cause too much pain when trying to bend the knee. ...Read more

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My Mri said Grade 2 mcl sprain and muciod degeneration of the acl. What does that mean?

My Mri said Grade 2 mcl sprain and muciod degeneration of the acl. What does that mean?

MCL sprain: Grade 2 MCL sprain is a partial tear of the MCL, usually heals with rest and bracing and PT. The ACL finding is of no concern right now ...Read more

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Can you sprain your MCL even when you are wearing a ACL brace?

Can you sprain your MCL even when you are wearing a ACL brace?

Yes: Wearing a brace does not guarantee ligament injury.. ..But it could have been worse if you did not wear it. ...Read more

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I sprained my acl, meniscus, and mcl all at once. How long of a recovery time is that?

I sprained my acl, meniscus, and mcl all at once. How long of a recovery time is that?

Knee ligaments: Severe injuries of the knee involving 2 ligaments & meniscus will require a few months to 6-8 months to recover depending unpinned the selected treatment. Non surgical care using a brace, NSAIDs and pt typically results in some recovery within 2-3 months. Surgery, to include acl reconstruction, partial menisectomy will require the longer quoted period of time ...Read more

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I had twisted knee I had almost complete tear of mcl&sprain of ACL when can I be back to sport?

I had twisted knee I had almost complete tear of mcl&sprain of ACL when can I be back to sport?

Ask ur OrthopedicDoc: Better yet, go see a sports medicine specialist who can help you decide when to return to activity. Many variables to consider. How "almost complete" is "almost complete"? In what sport do you participate? Most important, how is your pain control? Bottom line: go see your doc. ...Read more

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MRI for my knee. The results: - ACL sprain with full thickness disruption, chronic proximal mcl sprain, patella alta w/o pf malaligment. English?

MRI for my knee. The results: - ACL sprain with full thickness disruption, chronic proximal mcl sprain, patella alta w/o pf malaligment. English?

Stretch of ligaments: Sprains occur when ligaments (tissues holding joints together) stretch. The ACL is a ligament in the inside of the knee. The MCL is on the middle side of the knee. Disruption os ACL means it was probably/partially torn. Patella alta means that your knee cap is higher than usual. You should discuss these findings with the ordering physician so she/he can determine appropriate treatmen ...Read more

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Partial MCL Sprain & ACL bony avulsion 3mm. No surgery. 5 weeks. Able to walk but not able to bend because of swelling. When will the swelling go?

Partial MCL Sprain & ACL bony avulsion 3mm. No surgery. 5 weeks. Able to walk but not able to bend because of swelling. When will the swelling go?

Eight weeks: Hi Carl62
I learned 8 weeks for full recovery from bone or tendon injury, could be less for the young and healthy (? like you).
But there's also the possibility that the injury hasn't been healing (hard to avoid some strain on it) and so I would definitely check in with the practitioner who has been following your case. ...Read more

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Why is it that I need physical therapy for an MCL sprain?

Why is it that I need physical therapy for an MCL sprain?

Mcl sprain knee: An mcl sprain of the knee is treated with bracing for 6 weeks and early range of motion. Physical therapy can help assist with this if there is marked stiffness and swelling. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is done for MCL sprain? Does a hinge brace help with the sprain? How long does it take to heal? Can a sprain turn into a tear?

What kind of treatment is done for MCL sprain? Does a hinge brace help with the sprain? How long does it take to heal? Can a sprain turn into a tear?

Brace, weeks to heal: Most MCL sprains often heal on their own with relative rest, and a hinged brace can help relieve pain and stabilize the knee. There are 3 grades, with Grade 1 representing microtearing. Grade 2 is a partial tear and Grade 3 is a full tear. Grade 3s sometimes require surgery. Healing is typically 1-3 weeks for Grade 1, 3-6 weeks for Grade 2 and the longest for Grade 3. ...Read more

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What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?

What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?

Surgery?: A torn medial meniscus usually does not heal, the ligament sprain will heal on its own. If you are having pain, locking or instability, then you may need arthroscopic surgery to treat the meniscus tear. ...Read more

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How come I can't bear weight on my leg even with crutches 5 days after an acl/mcl/meniscus surgery?

How come I can't bear weight on my leg even with crutches 5 days after an acl/mcl/meniscus surgery?

Lots of surgery: Usually weight bearing is allowed after ACl surgery, but depending on swelling and pain, you may not be able to bear weight. If the meniscus was repaired, weight bearing may not be allowed to reduce the stress on the meniscus repair. Again, an MCL reconstruction causes pain and swelling that may cause difficulty with weight bearing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tear my ACL or MCL while getting up?

Is it possible to tear my ACL or MCL while getting up?

Yes: The pivoting involved in tearing the acl is difficult to do just by getting up from a seated position but not impossible. It would necessitate a sudden twisting of the upper body on a planted knee that is held stationary. While not impossible, it is rarely a tear that occurs with such low energy. ...Read more

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Recovery time for acl, meniscus and MCL release?

Recovery time for acl, meniscus and MCL release?

Just an estimate: While hard to be specific without knowing more of the details, from the list you are asking about, the acl is likely the limiting factor. The healing and therapy after an acl reconstruction is 6-9 months. The meniscus and mcl will heal during this time, but the acl usually takes the longest. ...Read more

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How long is an acl, mcl, and meniscus surgery?

How long is an acl, mcl, and meniscus surgery?

Depends: This depends on several factors such as type of graft used and whether the meniscus is repaired versus debrided. On average the surgery is 1.5 to 2 hours. ...Read more

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I landed on my knee wrong and it twisted outwards too far, do I have a torn ACL or mcl?

I landed on my knee wrong and it twisted outwards too far, do I have a torn ACL or mcl?

It depends.: Falling awkwardly can lead to an ACL or mcl tear, but it might not cause any major damage at all. If your knee is still symptomatic several weeks after an inury, you should probably have it evaluated by a trained prefssional and get an MRI scan to see what's going on. ...Read more

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I have severed my acl, torn my MCL and have no cartilage left on my fibula tibia. Will I recover with no surgery?

Knee injury: Unlikely. You are describing a very serious injury that likely will result in a poor functional level for you unless you consider surgery. Find an orthopedic surgeon that you trust. Ask lots of questions. Learn the risks and benefits associated with your choices. ...Read more

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I've partial MCL torn & ACL bony avulsion - 15 days. Dr said I don't need surgery. How long does it take to heal? Knew swelling is still there badly

I've partial MCL torn & ACL bony avulsion - 15 days. Dr said I don't need surgery. How long does it take to heal? Knew swelling is still there badly

Probably can rehab: If your 62, I don't think you need to have an acl reconstruction. If you have a grade 1 or 2 mcl sprain,
it should heal over 4-6 weeks.
Regarding the ACL, you still will have 3 other ligaments in your knee in addition to other stabilizers
Once the swelling has gone down, you can begin rehab
to regain your motion and increase your quad and hamstring strength ...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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Difference between ACL and MCL tear?

Difference between ACL and MCL tear?

Location: The acl is in the central aspect of the knee and keeps the tibia from moving forward relative to the femur. The mcl is on the inner side of the knee and keeps the knee joint from "booking open". Mcl tears usually heal without surgery. Acl tears usually require surgery. ...Read more

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Are there different symtoms in a ACL tear and a MCL tear?

Are there different symtoms in a ACL tear and a MCL tear?

Effusion (swelling): An acl tear can often include an mcl tear that occurs at the same time. An acl tear generally causes bleeding in the knee joint caused by tearing the blood vessels around the acl. This causes a very fast swelling of the knee joint (usually without the hour). An isolated mcl tear usually does not swell inside the knee and causes pain on the inner portion of the knee, where the mcl tore. ...Read more

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How do the symptoms of an ACL tear differ from an MCL tear?

How do the symptoms of an ACL tear differ from an MCL tear?

Sometime not much: It sometimes can be difficult to distiguish the two from symptoms patients experience alone. That is why a good physical exam is key to making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the differences in symptoms in an ACL tear and a MCL tear?

What are the differences in symptoms in an ACL tear and a MCL tear?

Instability.: Tears of either can make your knee feel unstable, but in different planes. The MCL tear will give you more pain over the inner side of your knee. ...Read more

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Is sugery needed for my injury to my partial tear to ACL MCL?

Is sugery needed for my injury to my partial tear to ACL MCL?

May be: The prognosis for a partially torn acl is often favorable, with the recovery and rehabilitation period usually at least three months. However, some patients with partial acl tears may still have instability symptoms. Close clinical follow-up and a complete course of physical therapy helps identify those patients with unstable knees due to partial acl tears. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


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