MCL Injury Treatment From Orthopedic Doctors in Louisville, KY

MCL Injury Treatment Louisville KY A full spectrum of treatment for medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries is available at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky, and New Albany, Indiana. Our independently owned practice has been assisting local families since 1974 and continues to provide world-class orthopedic care to adolescents and children with a wide array of musculoskeletal issues, including MCL injuries.

What Is an MCL Injury?

The MCL is one of four main ligaments that support the knee. It runs along the outside of the knee joint, connecting the top of the shinbone to the bottom of the thighbone. Often, MCL injuries occur during contact sports as a result of a direct blow to the outside knee. These injuries may entail a stretched, partially torn, or completely torn ligament.

You may have sustained an MCL injury if:

  • You heard a popping sound when your knee was injured
  • Your knee is swollen or tender
  • You feel as though your knee may give out if you put weight on it
  • There is a catching or locking sensation when you move your knee

Be sure to promptly speak with an orthopedic physician if you notice any of these symptoms. While you wait to receive professional treatment, place an ice pack on your knee and rest to reduce swelling and avoid further injury.

What Does MCL Injury Treatment Involve?

Depending on the severity of the MCL injury, treatment can involve:

  • Physical therapy
  • Knee bracing
  • Activity modification (i.e. avoiding high-impact activities)
  • Surgery (appropriate for extensive MCL tears)

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic provides the latest advancements in conservative and surgical MCL injury treatment to all kinds of patients, from athletes and weekend warriors to seniors who enjoy staying active with their grandkids. If you need care for a knee injury, contact us today—sports injury urgent care is available at our Louisville location, and our New Albany location offers same- and next-day appointments.

What our patients are saying
Shaun H.
I was able to get a office visit on short notice. It seemed to be a very busy day. Rebecca took the time to listen to all of my issues and discuss a plan for additional treatment. I have always been impressed with her knowledge and bed side manner.
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Joanna S.
Dr Goodin has replaced both of my knees this year with excellent results. He and Carly listen to my concerns, act promptly and work hard to make this journey the best it can be. Carly and Dr Goodin both have GREAT bedside manner and I feel I am in expert care with them.
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Sara G.
Dr. Richardson is the best! He did shoulder decompression surgery for me many moons ago and has continued to treat me for other shoulder, arm, and back issues since. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Juanita S.
The New Albany office of Louisville Orthopedic is full of terrific people who know what excellent customer service is about! From the front desk to the lab, they are great. Doctor Lewis is my surgeon and I love him. He’s good at what he does and he’s compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Erin Z.
This was my first time at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic and I saw Melissa Parshall PA-C. I was very impressed with how fast I got in, had x-rays, and met with her. She was very thorough and extremely friendly. So glad A friend told me to come see you guys! Thank you!
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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150