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Knee Ligament problems

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 23, 2010
  • 07:09 PM

Hi guys,

10 days ago I received some trauma to my left knee. After a couple of trips to the GP and some x-rays I've had the problem narrowed down either calcification of the MCL ligament or a complete tear which has also taken a small piece of bone along with it.

I have an appointment at the fracture clinic tomorrow at my local hospital where hopefully it will be determined what the problem is for definite. In the mean time I have been given 2 weeks off work, advised to rest as much as possible and given Dicloflenac Sodium for the pain.

I just want to be a bit more informed about the two possibilities before tomorrow morning.

Does anyone know the treatment options etc? I'm guessing by being transferred to the fracture clinic that I will have some sort of plaster/knee brace on for a period of time?

Any information is great. Just looking to be as informed as possible when I 'walk' in so I can give them the best information about my injury.

Thanks in advance, guys.

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  • Hi, I am a PT in the US. Calcification of the MCL is quite unusual, specifically with trauma. If the MCL is injured, the typical treatment is immobilization of the knee with a leg brace. Casts are simply not used with knee injuries. Even with a complete tear of the MCL surgery is generally not needed. But you will need physical therapy. For more information on knee ligament sprains, visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/knee-sprain.html Hope this helps.
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