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I tore my MCL and it's really painful. What can I do?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: C an ortho guy

B cn & have x-rays & xam to 2 c 2 what degree it is torn.
Also 2 c if further immaging is nec. 2 eval inside the knee. Most need bracing patience & agressive rehab. If bone has been pulled from the femur, surg may b needed. Or a scope if there is internal damage. Rx depends on ur ortho's protocol. Good luck!

In brief: C an ortho guy

B cn & have x-rays & xam to 2 c 2 what degree it is torn.
Also 2 c if further immaging is nec. 2 eval inside the knee. Most need bracing patience & agressive rehab. If bone has been pulled from the femur, surg may b needed. Or a scope if there is internal damage. Rx depends on ur ortho's protocol. Good luck!
Dr. Peter Ihle
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