MCL Reconstruction Surgery in

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injuries are common, especially among athletes, and often require surgical intervention for full recovery. 

MCL Reconstruction Surgery is a procedure aimed at repairing or reconstructing the damaged ligament to restore stability and function to the knee joint. 

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the intricacies of MCL Reconstruction Surgery in Dubai by Dr. Hesham, including its procedure, recovery process, and potential outcomes.

Understanding MCL Injury

MCL Surgery in Dubai - Dr Hesham Al Khateeb

MCL injuries frequently occur, particularly among athletes engaged in sports requiring sudden directional shifts or pivoting actions.

A sprain or partial tear of the MCL usually heals well with conservative treatment like bracing and physical therapy.

However, complete tears or injuries involving other knee ligaments might require surgical intervention. 

When is MCL Reconstruction Surgery Needed?

MCL reconstruction surgery in Dubai is typically considered for:

Severe MCL tears:

 When the ligament is completely torn and unable to heal independently.


Despite conservative treatment, the knee continues to exhibit instability, causing persistent pain, weakness, and hindrance in performing activities.

Multiple ligament injuries:

 When damage to other knee ligaments, like the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), occurs with the MCL tear injury.

Elite athletes:

For athletes requiring a rapid return to high-demand sports and activities.

MCL Reconstruction Surgery Procedure

MCL surgery in Dubai is typically an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. 

Here’s a general overview of the steps involved:

Incisions: The surgeon makes small incisions on the inner side of the knee to access the torn MCL and surrounding structures.

Graft harvest: A graft, a healthy piece of tissue, is needed to replace the torn ligament. This graft can be taken from your hamstring tendon (autograft) or a donor (allograft).

Tunnel creation: Tunnels are drilled into the shinbone (tibia) and thighbone (femur) where the MCL attaches.

Graft placement: The graft is carefully passed through the tunnels and secured to the bone using sutures or screws.

Closure: The incisions are closed with stitches.

Recovery from MCL
Reconstruction Surgery

Recovery from MCL repair surgery takes time and dedication. 

Physical therapy is vital for restoring your knee’s strength, flexibility, and stability. Here’s a basic timeline:

Weeks 1-6: Focuses on pain management, reducing swelling, and protecting the surgical site. Exercises involve gentle knee movements and strengthening exercises for surrounding muscles.

Weeks 7-12: Gradually progress to weight-bearing activities and more demanding exercises to improve range of motion, strength, and balance.

Months 3-6: Aims to restore full function and return to activities. This might include sports-specific training for athletes.

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Benefits and Risks of MCL Reconstruction Surgery in Dubai


  • Improved knee stability
  • Reduced pain and swelling
  • Enhanced function and ability to return to activities


  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Stiffness
  • Damage to nerves or blood vessels
  • Failure of the graft

Choose Dr. Hesham Al-Khateeb
for MCL Surgery in Dubai

Meet  Dr. Hesham Al- Khateeb an orthopedic specialist in Dubai renowned for treating complex knee issues, including MCL injuries. 

With advanced diagnostic tools like MRI, Dr. Hesham offers personalized surgical plans tailored to each patient’s needs. 

He pioneers minimally invasive techniques for faster recovery and provides comprehensive care and rehab programs to prevent re-injury. 

Book a consultation with Dr. Hesham Al-Khateeb today for exceptional results in reclaiming your knee health.

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