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MCL Injuries


Torn MCL Injury

The Medial Collateral Ligament (or MCL) is a band of tissue located on the inner portion of your knee, but not inside the joint itself. It connects your shinbone to your thighbone. The MCL keeps the knee from bending inward. It also contributes to the stabilization of the knee joint and helps the knee rotate.


If you have an MCL injury, this means you have sprained or torn the tissue. This can be a mild sprain, a partial tear, or a full tissue tear (also known as a rupture). Since MCL injuries are common in contact sports, they often occur along with ACL injuries.


There are three levels of severity for classifying MCL injuries. These are:


  • Torn MCL Injury - Grade 1 Grade 1 - This is considered an MCL sprain. The MCL has been overstretched but not torn. This is the least severe MCL injury grade.
  • Torn MCL Injury - Grade 2 Grade 2 - The MCL has been partially torn, but not completely torn in a Grade 2 MCL injury. You may notice the knee is slightly unstable when walking on it.
  • Torn MCL Injury - Grade 3 Grade 3 - This is a complete rupture of the MCL, meaning the tissue is in two separate pieces. This is the most severe MCL injury grade. It is likely that your knee won't be able to support your weight.

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Staying active with a Bakers Cyst


We have the discussion with many of our customers on how can continue staying active while dealing with their injury.  We always recommend to rest and not to push it.  The last thing you would want to do is re-injure or further aggravate the knee.  Keeping the inflammation down behind the knee is the best way the stimulated blood flow will effectively heal the underlying issue causing the cyst.

For those who continue to stay active, what are some of the exercises or modifications on exercises you recommend?

Swimming? Yoga?

Let us know your thoughts.



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