Could Use of Autologous Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Fasten the Return to Sport Time after Sustained Medial Collateral Ligament Injury? Case Series Report
Bartłomiej Kacprzak and Natalia Siuba-Jarosz*
Orto Med Sport, Lodz, Poland
*Corresponding Author: Natalia Siuba-Jarosz, Orto Med Sport, Lodz, Poland.
February 04, 2022; Published: March 08, 2022
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is the most common knee ligament to be injured during knee trauma. In this paper, we present the conservative treatment of 5 elite football players who sustained MCL injury between May 2020 and October 2021. To help to fasten the injured ligament to grow biological treatment using Orthokine was administered.
Patients underwent supervised rehabilitation from the first day after diagnosis, with the according protocol. After 2-3 weeks, MRI was performed. MRI for all patients showed gradual resolution of ligament oedema, ligament remodeling and reabsorption of the fluid
All of the football players in this cohort returned to play within a relatively short period, which suggests that the rehabilitation regimen was good and in helped to RTP faster than what previous studies have reported after isolated MCL injuries. The results may suggest that use of an autologous interleukin-1 receptor antagonist can be a factor that can shorten RTP time.
Keywords: Football; Medial Collateral Ligament
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