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Is a rupture the same thing as a tear of the mcl?
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Yes
Yes.

In brief: Yes
Yes.
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
Sprain, tear and rupture are all basically the same thing thing.
Sprains are graded 1 though 3 where grade 1 is a strain, grade 2 is a partial tear, and grade 3 is complete tear or "rupture" of the ligamant. This is true for injuries of the mcl (medial collateral ligament) or any other ligament.

In brief: Yes
Sprain, tear and rupture are all basically the same thing thing.
Sprains are graded 1 though 3 where grade 1 is a strain, grade 2 is a partial tear, and grade 3 is complete tear or "rupture" of the ligamant. This is true for injuries of the mcl (medial collateral ligament) or any other ligament.
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