MCL Tear

My son is a 13 year old who recently tore his MCL. They had originally put him in an immobilizer because they were concerned about his ACL. Once they ruled the ACL out with an MRI, they decided it was an MCL tear and bone contusion. Then they fitted him with a brace with hinges on the side and said he can return to football in three weeks. The problem is, it has only been one and a half weeks, and my teenager ready to drop the brace, and play. The swelling is gone, and he walks fine without the brace, but, I refuse to let him leave the house without it. I am just as anxious as him for him to play football again, but, don't want to risk his knee over it. The orthopedist did tell us to call and see if we could get in a little early if he thinks he is ready to go, but, like I said, it has only been a week and a half since he got the new brace, and two weeks since the injury. Is it too early to bother the orthopedist?

Posted By Carrie on September 30, 2009 at 01:19:55:

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