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What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

Rest, brace : About 90% of mcl injuries heal with time and rest with use of a brace for grade 2 or grade 3 in severity. Many athletes especially return to sports more quickly with a quality rehab program. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What are the most common knee injuries?

Knee injury: Most common are sprain ,strains of supporting structures such as the muscles, tendons (structure which attaches muscle to bone) ,ligaments (structure which connects bone to bone). , contusions which are bruises of the bones . Most of these can be treated with conservative measures , ice ,rest, compression, gentle exercise. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of knee injuries?

What are some symptoms of knee injuries?

Knee injuries: Knee injury is accompanied by pain , swelling, bruising , feelings of weakness or buckling, at times numbness and tingling., giving out or instability, difficulty with stairs , kneeling , squatting, pivoting, crouching,running , jumping . ...Read more

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What is the frequency of knee injuries in basketball?

What is the frequency of knee injuries in basketball?

Relatively common.: Ankle and foot injuries are much more common, but kn ee ligament injuries and meniscal injuries are common. ...Read more

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How can I prevent knee injuries?

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How can I prevent knee injuries?

Tough question: Most knee injuries occur despite all the training that we do to prevent injuries. However, quad strengthening and overall conditioning can slightly decrease chances of injury. ...Read more

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Could knee injuries close up growth plates?

Could knee injuries close up growth plates?

Yes: Any injury involving a growth plate may lead to an abnormal closure of the growth plate which may result in a limb length difference. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent knee injuries while running?

What can I do to prevent knee injuries while running?

Keep thighs strong: Try to do some lunges and squats at least once a week to help strengthen your muscles around the knees. Also, be sure you have properly fitted running shoes, and it might help to have your running form checked as well. If you can vary the running surface with some on softer dirt trails, that can help. Finally, cross training by biking or swimming can allow your legs to rest and heal periodically. ...Read more

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What knee injuries are commonly sustained in football?

What knee injuries are commonly sustained in football?

Bruises, sprains, ..: Bruises, sprains, torn cartilage. The most common ligament injury is a sprained medial collateral ligament (mcl) which usually is treated without surgery. The most common surgical knee injury in football is a torn anterior cruciate ligament (acl). Meniscal (cartilage) tears are also common, often requiring surgery. ...Read more

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How does an acl(or knee injuries) injury occur when playing basketball?

How does an acl(or knee injuries) injury occur when playing basketball?

Planted foot.: Usually, your foot is planted and you make a sudden twist/turn, in a direction that your knee is not built for, causing the ACL to tear. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Holmes
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Knee Injuries (Definition)

A knee injury is a condition in which a person has a bruise, sprain, cut, or fracture in his knee. Fractures can be just cracks in a bone, or they can be displaced fractures, with the broken pieces out of place. Bruises appear with swelling, pain, and redness. Sprains occur in a joint that has been moved too ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more