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What Are The Differences In Symptoms In An Acl Tear And A 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is is it better to get surgery sooner or after some physical therapy for a torn acl/mcl and meniscus?
MRI Results:Torn ACL and MCL. Got the results from radiology and PCP office closed until Monday. Any suggestions to help get thru Thxgving Holiday?
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