MRI is an appropriate study because of its sensitivity to other ligamentous or menisci disease.
Initially, a patient with an MCL injury is treated with ice
, elevation, analgesics, a hinged knee brace
, and protected weight bearing as tolerated. The patient should be referred to physical therapy.
Physical therapy should be done as follows:
-Gentle Range of motion exercises.
-Muscle-strengthening program with emphasis on medial hamstrings (MCL agonists) and core muscles.