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What Is The Difference Between The Grades Of Tears For Your Mcl
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Approx. How long willit take for an MCL grade 2 knee ligament tear to heal completely without further damage?
ACL recovery.: Most recent records that a large number return to sports BUT almost never to a previously demanding level. So, you first answer is NEVER. But return to lesser demands hold be three months since ligaments mature (get stronger) more slowly. For contact sports, non-professional and professional I would prefer 6 months off. Full muscle restoration is a prerequisite (sine qua non.) ...Read more
Is is beneficial to allow a grade II MCL tear to heal before PCL reconstruction? How much pre-op healing time is most beneficial?
Tkr may patella dislocation nov grade 2 tear mcl. In hinged brace. 2 failed lateral release previous tkr with patella out 2! what next move. Scared?
May need more surg: U obviously have mal alignment ; may need some more surg 2 correct or help. Could have had a head start if done @ time of injury. U may need more realignment of soft tissues proximately such as medial tightening. A distal boney realignment is hampered by the tibial stem of the component. It could still b done ; both injuries can heal @ the same time. ...Read more
Grade 2 ?3 MCL tear after patella dislocation . Tkr may . Injury november . Surgical repair. Hinged brace now. He thinks heal. 2 fail lateral releases
Depends on reexamni-: Nation findings ; your symptoms. Ask all these questions of your treating surgeon, who knows you and probably did your surgery. You don't want to second guess him. Wait and be patient. No one can tell you whether its healing or not? He should be your best source of all information ; advice. Liston to him. Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more
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