Frisco, TX/2017: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is in the middle of the knee that prevents shin bone from sliding out in front of the thigh bone. Overstretching or tearing of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee is referred as an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury which is more likely to be found in athletes. Since a knee injury is often painful, so Orthopedic Surgeons make sure to relieve you off your pain by providing surgical options and extensive treatment for knee ligament injuries.
Causes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Twisting of knee forcefully
Landing incorrectly from a jump
Changing direction rapidly
Stopping or slowing down suddenly while running
Getting hit at the side of the knee directly
Extending the knee beyond its normal range of motion
Symptoms of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Swelling and inflammation
Difficulty in walking
Difficulty in bending or straightening the knee
Restricted range of motion.
Audible pop sound at the time of injury
Pain in the knee
Tenderness around the knee
Diagnosis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Through Physical examination
Through Imaging tests
Treatment for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Depending on the severity of the injury the knee surgeons may suggest surgical or non-surgical treatment. However, most Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries require surgery which involves reconstructing the torn ligament but sometimes other options may also be preferred like taking ample rest, wearing knee braces, using crutches while walking or refraining from activities that put pressure on the joint.
For comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury, visit OrthoTexas, Frisco at 5757 Warren Pkwy, Suite 180, Frisco, TX 75034. To schedule an appointment with the knee surgeons, call at (214) 618 – 5502. You can also log on to http://kneepainfrisco.com for more information.