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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

See An Orthopedic Surgeon For A Torn ACL

by Carla Hudson

One fairly common injury to athletes is a torn anterior cruciate ligament. This ligament is one of the two that are inside your knee joint to help stabilize the joint. The two cruciate ligaments form an X in your knee, with the anterior cruciate ligament being the one in front. If you suspect that you have an injury to your ACL, you may want to know what the various treatments are for an injury like this. 


Before anything can happen, your orthopedic surgeon is going to have to know how severe the injury is. The best way for them to do that is to send you to get an MRI. The reason for an MRI is that your anterior cruciate ligament is soft tissue and won't show up in an x-ray, although your doctor may ask for x-rays before your MRI as well, just to make sure it's not a bone problem. Once your ortho doctor gets the results of the MRI, they will be able to tell you what you are going to need to do. 

Minor to Partial Tear

If your ACL only has a minor tear or is only partially torn, you may be able to avoid surgery. You will have to have physical therapy in order to make sure that the ligament heals well and is strong. You will also need to take a break from whatever sport you were participating in. Your doctor may suggest that you wear a brace to help stabilize your knee from the outside and may have you use crutches for the first few days after the injury to keep as much weight off it as possible. 

Full Tear

If you have a total tear or rupture of your ACL, you are going to have to have surgery. Generally, it's done arthroscopically. The doctor will cut a few small incisions in your knee and insert micro tools and a small camera in through those cameras. The doctor will either take a donor graft from your body, usually part of your patella ligament or from a hamstring, or take a donated graft from another source so that they can replace the torn ligament after they cut it out of your knee. The new ligament will be anchored in your knee joint. After surgery you will have to have physical therapy and rehab to make sure that the knee heals well. 

A torn ACL can be very painful, luckily it's something that is easily repairable. Contact a business, such as the Surgery Center of Kenai, for more information.