The anterior cruciate ligament – also referred to as the ACL – is a ligament that helps join the bones of the leg and stabilize the knee joint. An injury to the ligament refers to a tear. Sometimes this tear can be only partial or sometimes it is full, meaning the ligament is severed or pulled away from the bone.
For less severe injuries, nonsurgical options may be best for treatment of an injured ACL. In many cases, however, patients will require ACL surgery. Los Angeles surgeons at the Knee Surgery Center of Excellence are among the best in the world at repairing knee ligaments. To find out more about who we are and what we do, contact us today. Our phone number is 888.428.6865. You can reach us by calling or filling out our online form.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Causes and Symptoms
The most common reason for torn anterior cruciate ligament surgery is sports. Athletes who play sports that require a lot of planting of the foot, jumping, or pivoting are especially vulnerable to ACL tears. For this reason, certain sports such as basketball, soccer, and football have some of the highest anterior cruciate ligament injury rates.
Common signs of an ACL tear include pain, swelling, or tenderness at the knee. Often patients experience a popping sensation at the time of the injury. Shortly after the injury many patients will experience reduced mobility of the knee. If you suspect you may have injured your ACL, you should contact an expert immediately for proper treatment.
Best ACL Surgery in Los Angeles
When it comes to knee surgery, you should never settle for less than the best doctors. Our surgeons at the Knee Surgery Center of Excellence are committed to offering the highest quality ACL surgery in Los Angeles and around the world. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out why we’re considered the go-to outpatient clinic for ACL Surgery in Los Angeles.
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