ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is one of the most important knee ligaments but it is also susceptible to injury. This type of injury is common among athletes, especially those where sudden changes in direction, stops, and jumping is involved. An ACL tear is a serious and painful injury in the knee. If left untreated, it

4 Treatment Options for your ACL Injury

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 by

An ACL injury can be very painful and it is important that you seek correct treatment. This will ensure that you regain proper motion and function in the joint. Depending on the level of your ACL injury, your orthopedic surgeon would recommend a treatment plan. However, there are a few treatment options that you should

How To Handle A Torn ACL

Monday, 17 July 2017 by

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located in the knee and connects the femur in the thigh to the tibia in the lower leg. If you tear it, most likely you will know it. You will likely hear it, too–patients often hear a loud “pop” when the ligament snaps, and sometimes even people nearby will

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Although the knee may appear like a simple joint, it is the most complex joint in the body. The knee is also more likely to get injured than any other joint of the body. If you take care of your knees now, before a problem occurs, you can prevent pain and disability.   Bones and

The knee is the largest joint of the body and it plays a vital role in weight-bearing and movement of the body. It is also one of the most complex joints of the human body. Ligaments are fibrous tissues that connect bones. There are two sets of ligaments in the knee: the cruciate ligaments –

The leading orthopedic surgeon in Phoenix, Dr. Farber, at Phoenix Shoulder and Knee Clinic, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle. Ankle conditions are treated using physical, surgical and rehabilitative methods. Ankle treatments include reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the main knee structures. An ACL injury is any over-stretching or tearing of this ligament. ACL tears can be partial or complete. Most ACL tears occur in the midsection of the ligament, or result in the ligament being completely torn from the thigh

Combined knee ligament injuries represent around 15% of all knee sprains presenting in the emergency room for treatment. The concept of combined ligament injuries encompasses many combinations. This injury usually involves one of the cruciate ligaments and one of the collateral ligaments. What are the main knee ligaments? The knee is the largest joint in

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the main knee structures. An ACL injury is any over-stretching or tearing of this ligament. ACL tears can be partial or complete. Most ACL tears occur in the midsection of the ligament, or result in the ligament being completely torn from the thigh bone. How common are

Imagine you are an adult who plays recreational soccer, or a high school student who plays basketball in his/her free time. At one particular game, you land awkwardly after a jump and feel your knee wobble and buckle, followed by immediate swelling and pain when your weight is put on that leg. A necessary trip

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