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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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