How can I strenghthen my ACL and mcl?

U cannot, but. U cannot "strengthen" your acl and mcl.However, you can strengthen your quadriceps that helps control your knee and also work on specific proprioceptive exersises(coordination type) that are sport-specific.This may lessen the chance of acl injury but this is somewhat controversial.Good luck!

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Difference between ACL and MCL tear?

ACL MCL. Acl is the anterior cruciate ligament, mcl is the medial collateral ligament. The acl is intraarticular ( inside the joint) while the mcl is a large broad extra articular ligament. This allows the mcl to heal on its own whereas the acl does not. Tear of the acl is the most common cause of knee instability. They usually require surgery / reconstruction if the patient experiences knee giving way. 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 more...

I'm having ACL and MCL surgery wondering what to expect?

Discuss with surgeon. While acl and mcl injuries are quite common, the treatment of them can vary based on the surgeon. It is best to talk with your doctor about the specific post operative protocol that he will prescribe you, which may be dictated in part by what is seen in surgery. Read more...

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?

Surgery required. Ice compress, elevate knee, ibuprofen 1 GM (5x200mg Tabs) three times/day, pray, rest, Read more...
Be careful. You have to be very careful because your injury will cause your knee to be unstable. It is not safe for you to walk on your leg, especially on steps or uneven surfaces, because it will give out. I would recommend crutches to get around. If you have an immobilizer on your knee, it would be best to keep that on for the time being. You will need to see an orthopedic surgeon to treat this ASAP. Read more...

Acl and mcl tear 9/2014, no surgery. Now having some mild knee pain, fullness and can't bend all the way. Normal inflammation? Brace help?

Not normal. an injury that old typically will have healed by now. There may however be some scar tissue, or adhesions. They may cause irritation and limited motion. That could cause the swelling. A brace will not help. Have it evaluated by your doctor. You may need physical therapy. Alleve may help with the symptoms. Read more...

I hurt my knee a week ago playing sports and I think it is just tendonitis and my ACL and MCL were already ruled out now my calf and ankle are swollen?

It might just be. Tendonitis, but since you mention a swollen calf a clot must be ruled out. That would be considered a medical emergency and this should be evaluated immediately. Hopefully, it is just tendonitis, but you must err on the side of caution. Read more...
Who ruled out. if you saw a qualified sports ortho doc, what did they tell you specifically? Could be a gastric muscle injury- tendinitis would not cause ankle/calf swelling. Read more...