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Offline lb573

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Pain from MCL tear
« on: January 09, 2007, 04:04:16 PM »
Hi. It is now roughly 3.5 weeks since i ended up with a grade 2 sprain of my L knee MCL. I was wondering how long the pain likely lasts for? I have injured the MCL before, but it was accompanied by other injuries so can't really recall how long before the MCL pain lessened. I still have pain when turning my foot out and stairs are quite painful. It is all in the medial side of the knee. It no longer feels unstablee, it is just the pain is always there for the most part? I still am in PT for this, but it appears as though he figured it would be feeling better by this time... There is also questionable meniscus tear as well, so i guess this will likely affect the pain level. Thanks for any replies...

27 yo RN
L Knee:
07/'01 - scope
01/'02 - scope
12/'03 - LR
07/28/2006 - TTT/LR/Patellar Debridement
07/11/2007 - Screw Removal
R Knee:
07/06/2007 - Patellar dislocation
04/10/2008 - TTT/LR
06/11/2008 - MCL tear, Bone Bruise
09/29/2009 - Medial plication/reconstruction/debridement

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Re: Pain from MCL tear
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007, 07:49:38 PM »
Hi Leah ~ I would guess everyone's pain level differs. Only thing I can tell you about my own MCL tear was that at 6 weeks my OS said it was tightening nicely & that it would probably be another few weeks before it was healed. At the 6 week post injury time I certainly wasn't in great pain any longer, but like you, the other injuries sort of confounded the situation. Wishing you well...Ellie
April, 2005 - ACL rupture, medial meniscus tear within posterior horn to articular surface, abnormal signal within lateral meniscus, partial tear MCL, bone contusions tibia/fibula, Baker's cyst.
No repairs.