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Is there anything I could wear during wrestling to protect my mcl?
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
American academy of orthopaedic surgeons & american academy of pediatrics have concluded that there is no good evidence that prophylactic (protective) knee braces prevent injuries.
Wearing a brace may feel like there is knee protection in place, but it won't protect the mcl from a direct lateral impact. Its better to work on strength training, conditioning, technique refinement and flexibility.

In brief: No
American academy of orthopaedic surgeons & american academy of pediatrics have concluded that there is no good evidence that prophylactic (protective) knee braces prevent injuries.
Wearing a brace may feel like there is knee protection in place, but it won't protect the mcl from a direct lateral impact. Its better to work on strength training, conditioning, technique refinement and flexibility.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: No
Any brace strong enough to stabilize the mcl would possibly injure your opponent.
It's best to allow the sprain to heal before resuming athletic activties.

In brief: No
Any brace strong enough to stabilize the mcl would possibly injure your opponent.
It's best to allow the sprain to heal before resuming athletic activties.
Dr. Greg Hicken
Dr. Greg Hicken
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