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ACL Reconstruction & Surgery
One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament sprain or tear. Athletes who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball are more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments.
The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is a strong, rope-like ligament in the middle of the knee joint that controls the rotation of the femur and tibia. ACL tears occur from a twisting injury to the knee. Typically, a pop is felt or heard and the knee becomes immediately swollen and painful.
ACL Treatment Options
Treatment of ACL tears depends on the patient’s age and activity level. In active patients who want to continue activities that involve knee twisting and pivoting, then ACL reconstruction is recommended. The surgery involves arthroscopically transferring a portion of a tendon from the front of the knee to reconstruct the ACL. Alternatively, a donor tendon, or allograft, may be used. In patients who have a more sedentary lifestyle, then nonoperative treatment may be recommended.
To address knee pain and expedite your return to activity, call KSF Orthopaedic Center today. Serving the Houston area with an award-winning staff of physicians, we can diagnose your knee condition and recommend the best course of treatment. Call today to schedule your appointment!
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