What is the prognosis for an MCL injury?

In most cases, the prognosis is favorable regardless of whether surgery is needed or not.

Surgical reconstruction is not always necessary for this injury. Physical therapy, bracing, and rest may be enough for the tear to heal itself. Once the tear has healed completely, you should not experience any long-term effects. Recovery times may be as low as one week or as long as eight weeks or more, based on the severity of the injury.

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