What is the most common knee injury from soccer?

ACL tear in women. Women see significant numbers of acl tears from soccer but ligament stretch injuries are common, muscle strains are common and meniscus tears are also seen.

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How can you treat a knee injury from soccer?

Determine the nature. You have to determine the specific type of injury that has occurred before anything else. If the injury was recent, try ice, elevation and rest. If it is long-standing, see an orthopedist. Read more...

What are effective treatments for soccer knee injury?

Have a physical exam. It is best for you to have a good physical exam to determine the severity of the injury and a preliminary diagnosis. Thereafter, a MRI may be indicated. See a true orthopedic knee specialist for accurate information. Read more...

I suffered a lcl knee injury playing soccer. I don't want surgery but I want to be able to play again?

Brace. A lateral (fibular) collateral ligament injury can be treated in a hinged knee brace x 6 wks followed by strengthening and return to activities in 8-12 weeks. Stress xrays can help determine if it heals correctly. However, this is commonly associated with other ligament injuries and usually needs to be surgically reconstructed in this setting. That requires a wait of 1 year to return to sport. Read more...
Unlikely. Actually, a tear of the fibular collateral component of the lcl and posterolateral complex of the knee does not heal on its own. Unlike the mcl, which can heal on its own, the fibular collateral tear will need to be reconstructed in order to control rotation and stability if the knee. The exception is when we are able to repair some tears within 2-3 weeks if injury. See your sports sub-specialist. Read more...