Injury of the ACL

 

 
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured or torn ligaments in the knee. Any injuries in a ground based sport such as soccer, basketball or racket sports are common events causing an ACL tear.
 
 
 
 
ACL or The anterior cruciate ligament is another of the four significant ligaments present in the knee that helps prevent the knee joint's motion. Most of the time, it gets injured when associated with sports activities like tackling football and landing a jump. Being one of the vital structures associated with joining skin bone and thigh bone, there is always a need to take proper action.

With the best doctors knowing the way this can be treated can be beneficial. Since it takes time for such conditions, patients need to keep their patience to be able to lead a normal lifestyle. Since ACL generally restricts moving forward of the shin bone forward underneath the thigh bone, it is necessary to take proper care before it is too late.

What are the prime reasons for ACL Injury?

When you put a significant strain on the ACL, it tends to get damaged.

  • Pivoting: this is the condition where the femur twists while the tibia remains stationary while suddenly changing the direction
  • Direct trauma: This is the condition where there is a direct blow on the sides or behind your knees
  • Hyperextension: this condition mostly happens when you land from a jump

How To Treat?

There are stages of treatment.

  • Physiotherapy
  • Surgery

Only when the person does not show signs of improvement in physiotherapy, doctors choose surgery as the next best choice. You can contact our doctors and convey your symptoms to help us understand your condition and offer corrective solutions.

To learn more about this condition and our capabilities to assist, speak to our practice at +65 6734 8168 or send an email to email@footandankledoctor.com.sg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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