What is an ACL Tear?
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most important ligaments in the knee. It is responsible for connecting the femur (leg bone) to the tibia (shin bone). It also provides rotational stability.
The ACL is commonly injured or torn while playing sports that require running, jumping, and cutting movements. ACL injuries require specialized treatment and the Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Knee Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates have the training, skills, and experience needed to treat patients with ACL injuries.
Patients who injure their knee and experience any of the following symptoms are advised to make an appointment with a Knee S
- Instability when walking
- Decreased range of motion
Once the injury is diagnosed, an appropriate treatment plan is prescribed.
How is it treated?
Surgical treatment may be necessary to treat complete ACL tears. The Knee Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates perform arthroscopic ACL reconstructions using advanced surgical techniques and equipment. This procedure is performed by making a small incision into the knee joint and repairing the torn ligament using small surgical instruments and recreating a stable ligament. Following surgery, Physical Therapy is used to expedite your recovery.
Patients who are experiencing knee pain or injury should not delay a diagnosis. Below are Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Knee Experts:
Patients who make an appointment can look forward to symptom relief. Appointments may be made by requesting an appointment online or calling our office.
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