Review ArticlesConservative and Postoperative Rehabilitation of Isolated and Combined Injuries of the Medial Collateral LigamentEdson, Craig J. MHS, PT, ATCAuthor Information Geisinger/Healthsouth Sports Medicine Center, 109 Woodbine Lane, Danville, PA 17821 Reprints: Craig J. Edson, MHS, PT, ATC, Geisinger/HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center, 109 Woodbine Lane, Danville, PA 17821 (e-mail: [email protected]). Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: June 2006 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p 105-110 doi: 10.1097/01.jsa.0000212308.32076.f2 Buy Metrics Abstract Injuries to the medial collateral ligament (MCL) are very common and there seems to be a consensus supporting the conservative management of grade I and II tears. Grade III tears are also usually treated conservatively unless associated with injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament or posterior cruciate ligament. This article outlines rehabilitation programs for conservative treatment of MCL injuries, and postoperative programs after anterior cruciate ligament or multiple ligament reconstruction. In addition, the use of functional and prophylactic bracing for injuries of the MCL is reviewed. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.