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How long does a ligament in your knee take to heal?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Ligaments that have blood supply have the capacity to heal such as medial collateral ligament (mcl) and posterior cruciate ligament (pcl).
Time to heal is dependent on the severity of the injury and can range from a few weeks to several weeks. Lateral collateral ligament (lcl) is a poor healer whereas the ACL will likely not heal and require surgery. Discuss your injury with your orthopedist.

In brief: Depends

Ligaments that have blood supply have the capacity to heal such as medial collateral ligament (mcl) and posterior cruciate ligament (pcl).
Time to heal is dependent on the severity of the injury and can range from a few weeks to several weeks. Lateral collateral ligament (lcl) is a poor healer whereas the ACL will likely not heal and require surgery. Discuss your injury with your orthopedist.
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Obviously it is important to evaluate the severity of the ligament injury whether grade 1 which might be 1-2 weeks versus a grade 3 which might require a surgical repair. An exam and mri are use in this evaluation.
Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends. For example, a mcl sprain can take 4-6 weeks to heal depending on the severity, while an acl usually does not heal without surgery.
These concerns should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.

In brief: Depends

It depends. For example, a mcl sprain can take 4-6 weeks to heal depending on the severity, while an acl usually does not heal without surgery.
These concerns should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.
Dr. Bryan Reuss
Dr. Bryan Reuss
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