Medial collateral ligament tear

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What is medial collateral ligament tear?

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is one of four major ligaments that maintain the stability of the knee joint. When the MCL is stretched too far, it is susceptible to tearing and injury. Common symptom following an MCL injury is pain in the area of the ligament, swelling, or bruising.

Common symptoms reported by people with medial collateral ligament tear

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with medial collateral ligament tear

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with medial collateral ligament tear, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with medial collateral ligament tear

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
thirst
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
accidental overdose
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
feeling intoxicated mood swings 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with medial collateral ligament tear, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has medial collateral ligament tear on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 2
40s 7
50s 3
60s 1
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

59% Female
41% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from medial collateral ligament tear patients who have completed their condition history
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