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What is the difference between the grades of tears for your mcl?

What is the difference between the grades of tears for your mcl?

Laxity: The grading is based upon the degree of laxity noted on physical exam (grade 1-3). It is often compared to the other knee to get a baseline for what is normal for you. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Let me know the difference between injuring your acl/mcl or being injured with both of them on top how do you tell.?

Let me know the difference between injuring your acl/mcl or being injured with both of them on top how do you tell.?

Ligaments: The acl and mcl are ligaments that connect the femur bone to the tibia bone. The mcl will usually heal by itself. If there are symptoms of knee instability or giving out, then many the time s the acl will require surgery to reconstruct the ligament (depending on the patient's age and activity level). ...Read more

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Is a MCL tear heal able on its own?

Is a MCL tear heal able on its own?

Mcl tear: Grade 1 and some grade 2 tears may heal with conservative treatment.Like brace, rest, over the couter or prescription pain meds such as ibuprifen, Naproxen and physical therapy.Rarely you need arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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What happens if you tear your MCL twice?

What happens if you tear your MCL twice?

Ligament retears: Whether or not one regains full knee function is determined by the severity of the tear as well as accompanying structural damage to other knee structures. Therefore a ist degree MCL tear torn without any other injured structures will heal well even if down the line one sustains another tear of the same magnitude. ...Read more

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What are good home exercises for rehabing an MCL tear?

What are good home exercises for rehabing an MCL tear?

The basics: See this article. http://www.livestrong.com/article/556479-rehab-after-acl-injury/ . Good place to start...Similar to acl injury. You should recover faster though. ...Read more

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Would you be able to tear you MCL by hitting it on a dash board?

Would you be able to tear you MCL by hitting it on a dash board?

Tear muscle hit dash: Mcl tear happens when your knee is hit directly on its outer side with a force, or by repeated stress.It will be really hard to tear mcl by hitting the dashboard, but if you try hard enough you probabely can. ...Read more

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