Knee Injuries

  • Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament – (ACL)

    The Anterior Cruciate Ligament in one of the critical ligaments of the knee joint. It is responsible for rotational stability. A tear of the ligament is often the result of a clipping injury in football or soccer or a twisting injury seen in skiing or other sports. It is accompanied by swelling which may occur relatively quickly after the injury and a giving way sensation of your knee; as if your knee won’t hold you up. Your diagnosis is oftenRead more
  • Torn Medial Collateral Ligament – (MCL)

    This is a common injury to the knee and occurs when your knee is struck from the outside. This can occur as an isolated injury or in conjunction with a torn ACL. It may also be part of a “triad” injury which is a torn MCL, torn ACL and a torn Medial Meniscus; a very severe injury. Your diagnosis is anticipated by the history and physical exam. You may show instability when your knee is bent sides towards the inside.Read more

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