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If you tore your mcl, will it heal by itself, or is surgery the only way to fix it?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Yes

Mcl tears rarely need surgery.

In brief: Yes

Mcl tears rarely need surgery.
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: It depends.

Most mcl tears heal without surgery, but typically you'll need a brace early on and some rehab after its stable.
Occasionally the knee feels unstable and continues to give way or "buckle" and surgery may then be necessary.

In brief: It depends.

Most mcl tears heal without surgery, but typically you'll need a brace early on and some rehab after its stable.
Occasionally the knee feels unstable and continues to give way or "buckle" and surgery may then be necessary.
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