Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
This injury is a tearing of the ACL ligament in the knee joint connecting the femur to the tibia. An ACL tear usually occurs during athletic activity but can tear during abrupt movements. A common symptom is a popping sound or sensation at the time of injury. Non-surgical options can include crutches, braces, and physical therapy. Active patients most frequently need surgical intervention.
A meniscus tear is a common injury of the knee. Physical activity, twisting or rotating the knee suddenly, kneeling, and heavy lifting can all cause a tear. Conservative treatment options can include rest, ice, and physical therapy. If conservative options do not alleviate the pain surgery is often recommended.
ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)
ACL reconstruction is a procedure to repair the knee after an ACL tear. This surgery can allow patients to regain normal knee function. The surgeon will create small incisions to allow for a scope to be inserted to allow the surgeon to be able to see within the knee. The graft is inserted where the ACL once was, and overtime new tissue will grow along the graft strengthening the joint. Patients may receive a brace or split and be given crutches. Physical therapy is often recommended.
Bankart repair is a procedure that is used with patients who have a torn labrum in the shoulder. A few small incisions are made in the skin to allow for a scope to be inserted. The labrum is pulled back into place and special screws (anchors) hold it in place. Physical therapy is often recommended
Rotator Cuff Repair (Arthroscopic)
Rotator cuff repair surgery is a surgery repairs a tear of the rotator cuff in the shoulder. The surgeon will create small incisions to allow for a scope to be inserted to allow the surgeon to be able to see the injury. The tear can be repaired in several ways. Physical therapy is often recommended.
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