Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
What is Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury?
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of four major ligaments that provide stability to the knee joint. ACL injuries are most common during sports that require a sudden change of direction, abrupt stops and starts and lots of jumping. Injuries to these cruciate ligaments of the knee are typically sprains. The ACL is most often stretched or torn by a sudden twisting motion.
Symptoms of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
- Feeling or hearing a “pop” in the knee at the point of injury
- Instability of the knee(feels like its giving way)
- Pain on the outside and back of the knee
- Limited knee movement because of swelling or pain
Causes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
- Sudden changes of direction
- Sudden twisting motion
- Landing from a jump
Treatment for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
- Knee Brace
- Surgical Treatment
SELF-DIAGNOSE CAN BRING MORE HARM THAN TREATING IT. IT IS GOOD TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE INJURY BUT DEFINITELY NOT TO THE POINT OF SELF-TREATMENT. IT WILL BE MUCH SAFER TO GET TREATED BY OUR DOCTOR FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH ORTHOPAEDICS, YOU CAN CONTACT US, THE HOTLINE IS OPEN 24 HOURS. YOU MAY ALSO SEND US AN ENQUIRY FOR ANKLE PAIN, BACK PAIN, ELBOW PAIN, HAND PAIN, HIP PAIN, KNEE PAIN, SHOULDER PAIN OR FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
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