Knee injuries can happen to anyone at any time. It is considered one of the most common injuries in the US today. From the elderly to the young many suffer from a variety of knee problems. Roughly 6,600,000 knee injuries occur each year in a variety of age groups. There are times when an injury is not correctly diagnosed and increases the risk of further injury. It’s incredibly important to find a doctor that can correctly diagnose you for your wellbeing.
So what exactly is an ACL? An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizer in the knee that connects your femur, or thigh-bone to your tibia, or shin-bone. ACL tears most commonly occur during sports that require sudden changes in direction or speed. During your initial diagnosis, your doctor will order an X-ray and MRI to determine the severity of your injury.
Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Urgent Care has remained open in limited capacities to serve the needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our patients, providers and staff. In order to limit potential exposure to illness, we have revised our patient requirements.