Dr. Harner explains the treatment for a medial collateral ligament tear.
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MCL tears isolated, that means just the MCL is torn. You can also tear your MCL with your ACL or your PCL, that's a whole different problem but isolated MCL tears. Basically, the treatment there is you brace. You usually need crutches and you begin physical therapy for range of motion. In the initial 48 to 72 hours, you do a lot of icing. And it usually takes the ligament two to six weeks to heal depending on how severely is torn.