There are four main ligaments in the knee: the medial collateral ligament, the lateral collateral ligament, the posterior cruciate ligament, and the anterior cruciate ligament. The purpose of the ligaments is to connect the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone and to stabilize the knee. The anterior cruciate ligament, also known as the ACL, is among the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee.

To learn more about the anterior cruciate ligament or to contact an ACL surgeon in Los Angeles, call the Knee Surgery Center of Excellence today. Our phone number is 888.428.6865 or you can reach us online.

Who Gets an ACL Tear?

While it can happen to anyone, ACL tears are most common among athletes. This is especially true for athletes who play sports that require lots of cutting, pivoting, or jumping. For reasons that aren’t entirely known, women have been shown to suffer from a higher rate of ACL tears. The sports with the highest number of ACL injuries include:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Skiing

While a minor ACL tear may be treatable with nonsurgical methods such as rehabilitation, more severe injuries will often require an ACL surgeon. The Los Angeles experts in ACL repair at the Knee Surgery Center of Excellence are skilled in both diagnosing and treating all manners of ACL tears. They perform ACL surgery arthroscopically. This means it is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a camera to see inside the knee. Once inside the knee, a graft is used to replace the damaged ACL.

If you or someone you love is considering ACL surgery, don’t hesitate to contact a top ACL surgeon in Los Angeles. Call today to schedule your consultation.

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