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Is is beneficial to allow a grade II MCL tear to heal before PCL reconstruction? How much pre-op healing time is most beneficial?

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: In most cases

Although surgeons may differ in their approach, many feel that 4-6 wks of "healing time " is beneficial before posterolateral corner repairs or PCL repairs.

In brief: In most cases

Although surgeons may differ in their approach, many feel that 4-6 wks of "healing time " is beneficial before posterolateral corner repairs or PCL repairs.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Possible

You can do it both ways.
You could allow the ligament mcl to heel it take 8-1-2 weeks. I prefer to do the PCL and heal together so we do not waist a lot for rehab.

In brief: Possible

You can do it both ways.
You could allow the ligament mcl to heel it take 8-1-2 weeks. I prefer to do the PCL and heal together so we do not waist a lot for rehab.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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