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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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What exercises strengthen the acl, MCL and PCL in knee?

What exercises strengthen the acl, MCL and PCL in knee?

Check out this paper: This is a great paper - but it might be hard for you to download it "A training program to improve neuromuscular and performance indices in female high school soccer players." Noyes FR1, Barber-Westin SD, Tutalo Smith ST, Campbell T. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Feb;27(2):340-51 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22465985 ...Read more

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Does bicycling aggravate runner's knee and patellar tendinitis?

Does bicycling aggravate runner's knee and patellar tendinitis?

It can: Acutely you want to reduce your strain on the tendon. You need to stretch your quads and slowly return you activity level in a controlled fashion to allow your tendon to build up tolerance again to the activities you do. Constant straining and loading your patella tendon can be aggravating to it unless done in a controlled environment. Work with your doctor and physical therapist to improve. ...Read more

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Rehab/strengthning exercises for MCL and lcl?

Rehab/strengthning exercises for MCL and lcl?

Knee ligaments: After you have damage your medial collateral ligament, or your lateral collateral ligament, the ligaments are stretched and or torn. The is no way to strengthen the ligament, short of repairing the tear. Rehab for ligaments include exercises to maintain your leg strength around the knee, protection of the ligament with a brace, and time for the sprain to heal. Check with your trainer. ...Read more

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Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery. ...Read more

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Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Strengthen: The hip flexors pull the upper leg up at the hip, allows us to lift our knees and bend at the waist. There are five muscles that connect the femur to the pelvis. Stretching and strengthening the hip flexors is important to avoid injury and increase performance. ...Read more

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Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

Acl/pcl healing: If an acl and PCL tear these ligaments do not typically heal; this is due in part to the synovial environment in which these ligaments reside as well as the demand that is exacted on these ligaments. Whether one is symptomatic with these injuries is in large part measured by the degree of activity in which a patient participates in and the number of hours one is actively engaged. ...Read more

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At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

SLR's: Straight leg raises w/ a 1 or 2 lb. Ankle wt. On a daily basis(start w/ 25 and buld up to 100 per day).Lay flat on back, bend good knee to 90 degrees;.Then bring ankle back on weak leg(tightening hamstring group) then tighten quads and pick up leg and hold a foot or so off floor or couch and hold for a count of 10.Then let down relax both muscle groups and then repeat.Look up diagram of exercise. ...Read more

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Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more

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Does a jumper's knee strap work for MCL sprain?

Does a jumper's knee strap work for MCL sprain?

No: You're better off with a hinged knee brace so you have the lateral support. ...Read more

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Are there strengthening exercises for Achilles tendonitis?

Are there strengthening exercises for Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles: Resistance traning would be helpful but remember to stretch before and after. ...Read more

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For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?

For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?

Patellar dislocation: If you do your rehab and utilize your brace you have a chance for recovery without recurrence, but you are more at risk for redislocation than individual that has not had a dislocation. There are multiple structural factors which come into play. This is something for you to discuss with your orthopedist ...Read more

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What're some ankle strengthening exercises?

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What're some ankle strengthening exercises?

Many: Hi: there are many and most you already know such as belt pulls, ankle lifts, jump rope, balance boards and etc. Best regards: dr. Mark reed placentia-linda foot & ankle group drs. Mark and melanie reed 1275 rose drive, suite 136 placentia, ca 92870 fax: (714) 528-0739 office: (714) 528-2252 www.Footpain.Org drmreed@footpain.Org. ...Read more

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Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia bone. ...Read more

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Does ankle torn ligament effect basketball skills?

Does ankle torn ligament effect basketball skills?

Yes: Until complete healing occurs it will effect your skills. Basket ball is a very demanding sport with sudden stops, pivots etc.. If haven't been checked please do so and healing time will be determined once grade of sprain is determined. ...Read more

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What exercises strengthen the acl, MCL and PCL in knee?

Check out this paper: This is a great paper - but it might be hard for you to download it "A training program to improve neuromuscular and performance indices in female high school soccer players." Noyes FR1, Barber-Westin SD, Tutalo Smith ST, Campbell T. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Feb;27(2):340-51 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22465985 ...Read more

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How do I know if i tore my MCL on my right knee?

How do I know if i tore my MCL on my right knee?

Pain inside of knee: Your mcl runs along the inside of your knee, preventing the knee from buckling in. If you tore it, it would hurt along the course of the ligament, your knee may also feel as if it is giving out. Seeing an orthopaedic surgeon, and possbily getting an MRI would diagnose the injury. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my knee to be tingling after an MCL tear reconstruction?

Is it normal for my knee to be tingling after an MCL tear reconstruction?

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 more

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After MCL surgery, is it normal to feel the knee to give out but not as much as it did before surgery?

After MCL surgery, is it normal to feel the knee to give out  but not as much as it did before surgery?

No, its not normal.: Depends upon the severity of the initial injury, the extent of the tear and presence of other lesions in the knee. You need to check it with your doctor as it may still be healing. ...Read more

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If I can bend my knee all the way but not 100% from an MCL injury 5 weeks ago.. Felt pain when I was aiming 100%. Should I get it checked?

If I can bend my knee all the way but not 100% from an MCL injury 5 weeks ago.. Felt pain when I was aiming 100%. Should I get it  checked?

PostInjury Stiffness: It is common to develop stiffness after an MCL tear. I usually recommend stretching and sometimes physical therapy. You just have to make sure that indeed its an MCL tear and not a meniscus tear. See an Ortho doc if not better in next few weeks. BTW pain with stretching is usually Okay. Cheers. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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What can you do if you have a MCL tear of the knee?

What can you do if you have a MCL tear of the knee?

It heals: Mcl sprains will heal on their own after 6 weeks. In the meantime, a therapy program directed at range of motion, gentle strengthening and avoiding stress to the mcl is important. Wearing a hinged knee brace will also protect the mcl while it is healing. ...Read more

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How to improve stability and strenght of mcl knee?

How to improve stability and strenght of 	mcl knee?

Strengthen Hamstring: Start doing isometric exercises to work on your adductors and hamstrings. Hamstrings stabilize the knee. ...Read more

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It's been 5 weeks since grade 2 and 3 MCL tear in both knees. How long does it take to heal itself?

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 more

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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?

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?

Not always: There are a number of structures on the medial aspect of the knee that could potentially be injured in a fall. A detailed scam and possibly an MRI can uduLly tell the specific nature of the injury. ...Read more

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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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Does a jumper's knee strap work for MCL sprain?

No: You're better off with a hinged knee brace so you have the lateral support. ...Read more

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How painful is the' knee surgery to repair a torn mcl?

Pain is subjective: Some people are very tolerant of pain from surgery and some are very pain sensitive. Some do great with pain control, some have a very difficult time getting a medication that controls their pain and does not make them nauseous. Most isolated mcl tears are not surgically repaired and heal with bracing. Pain associated with the repair really depends on the technique used on the repair. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rehab a knee after a MCL injury ?

What is the best way to rehab a knee after a  MCL injury ?

Physical therapy.: You should be evaluated by a Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer, for a program best suited to your knee injury. ...Read more

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My MCL gets tight when bending knee. How can I stretch it out?

My MCL gets tight when bending knee. How can I stretch it out?

Diagnosis: Are we sure it is your mcl that is damaged? Is your knee swollen? That can make the joint feel stiff. Have you seen an orthopaedist? Did you have a recent injury? We need to know if you have damaged anything inside your knee like a meniscus. ...Read more