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Offline ryano

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Grade 2 MCL with bone bruise
« on: September 12, 2017, 01:48:57 AM »
Hi guys, so I got diagnosed via MRI with a grade 2 MCL tear and femur bruising.

I am 7 weeks out from the injury and I'm still getting horrible pain when bending my knee. I don't have any weakness, however when I wake up in the morning and move my knee it's just a crippling pain.

Has anyone gone through something similar? I'm just wondering how long before the pain subsides.

I'm doing PT exercises daily, after I do them the pain dulls down alot.

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Re: Grade 2 MCL with bone bruise
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 07:54:19 AM »
If it's a deep bone bruise in a weight bearing area, it will likely take many months to go, up to a year or beyond. Check with your specialist or physio that nothing else is going on (is there arthritis in the knee which could account for morning stiffness)
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Re: Grade 2 MCL with bone bruise
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 12:58:31 PM »
OS said just a bruise, but they don't call it a bruise it's like tiny fractures.
MRI report and OS didn't make any mention of arthritis.

It's strange, once I warm up the knee the flexion pain almost goes away, squatting is not problem, just deep flexion. However in the morning the knee tightens right up

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Re: Grade 2 MCL with bone bruise
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 01:47:03 PM »
Yes, that's the definition of a bone bruise. Maybe stop squatting for a few weeks if not months, let the knee recover. How did you injure it in the first place? I'm thinkingnthebfoexion pain and stiffness will also be the MCL injury
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Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up

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Re: Grade 2 MCL with bone bruise
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 10:43:57 PM »
I wore a brace for the first month, so I might just continue to take it easy.
The brave seemed to hurt the mcl too much to wear.

I injured it playing soccer, someone hit me from the side while knee was half bent. Thankfully didn't hear any pops or tears.

Ill just keep going with the exercises, I guess I'm looking at a long recovery for this one.

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Re: Grade 2 MCL with bone bruise
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 11:32:07 PM »
Just an update for those that may stumble on this thread.

I am about 15 weeks out from the injury.

I'm back to playing soccer and going to the gym with weighted squats. I would say I am at about %90 recovery.

I stuck with the strengthening exercises given to me by the PT for the first 12 weeks.
I noticed a massive improvement at the 12 week mark.

It's an annoying injury, but just stick with the exercises and it will get better.