The MCL and/or PCL can also be injured when there is a simultaneous injury to the ACL.
The Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists at OrthoNeuro have helped thousands of patients with MCL or PCL injuries return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.
How Are MCL and PCL Injuries Treated at OrthoNeuro?
In many cases, MCL and PCL injuries do not require surgery unless the ligament is completely torn. In these cases, your OrthoNeuro Specialist may recommend conservative treatment options to allow the ligaments to heal.
These treatment options can include:
- Physical therapy
- Bracing or immobilization
- Anti-inflammatory medications
MCL injuries rarely require surgical intervention.
Surgery is necessary if the ligament is torn in a way that it cannot repair itself or when other ligaments in the knee have been torn. Your OrthoNeuro Orthopedic Surgeon will perform this surgery arthroscopically through small incisions in the knee.
Surgery may be an option for a PCL tear if there are other injuries to the knee such as an ACL tear.
Your OrthoNeuro Surgeon may recommend a surgical procedure to reconstruct the ligament using a graft from another tendon in the body. Small sutures, screws or anchors may also be used to reattach the tendon to its correct position.