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Ask An Orthopedist: ACL & MCL Tear

Question: I have torn my ACL and MCL, am I going to need surgery?

Partial tears of the MCL generally heal and do well. Partial tears of the ACL are a little more difficult to know how they’ll do. If there is not much laxity in your knee then you may do fine without surgery. If the knee is fairly loose then it may give you enough problems that you may need ACL surgery. Fortunately you don’t have to decide right now. You can see how your knee does with some healing and rehab and then decide later.

 

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