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Posted by: Kathy | 2009-02-17

Torn Ligament - what should the recovery period be?

Hi,

I tore my MCL ligament in my left knee on 9 January this year. I was told a 3 - 4 week recovery period, during which I tried as hard as possible to rest and elevate the leg, etc. After that I started light exercise to try to build up the slack muscles, etc. However I experience pain at times, and I want to know whether I should still be experiencing this?

Thanks
Kathy

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Dear Kathy
It depends on if you have a grade I,II or III tear. Exercise (rehabilitation) after a torn ligament should best be done under supervision of a physiotherapist or biokineticist.
Dr Bets

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