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.
As a general rule. These types of injuries take a minimum of 8-12 weeks to heal. Why you aren't going to require surgery I'm not sure, the avulsion must not be complete, or the ACL would be detached if I understand your question correctly. If your ACL is detached, surgery is usually (if not always) necessary. To rehab your knee you will need physical therapy. Expect 6 months or longer to get back to 100%. Best 2you!
Partial MCL Sprain & ACL bony avulsion 3mm. No surgery. 5 weeks. Able to walk but not able to bend because of swelling. When will the swelling go?
Eight weeks. Hi Carl62 I learned 8 weeks for full recovery from bone or tendon injury, could be less for the young and healthy (? like you). But theres also the possibility that the injury hasn't been healing (hard to avoid some strain on it) and so I would definitely check in with the practitioner who has been following your case. Read more...