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Massage Therapy Acl Mcl Sprain
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 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
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?
Is is it better to get surgery sooner or after some physical therapy for a torn acl/mcl and meniscus?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I torn my acl, meniscus, and sprained my mcl. Will i be able to do gymnastics again without reconstructive surgery?
I do not think so: Without the reconstructive surgery i doubt very much you could compete in gymnastic. ...Read more
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 theres 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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