TORN ACL AND MCL
A torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common sports injury that occurs when landing the wrong way, sudden changes in direction, or a direct blow to the knee.
Since the ACL helps hold the knee joint together, athletes who suffer from this may feel their knee no longer functions like usual. It also comes with swelling, discomfort, and loss of range motion.
Some patients who experience this sports injury need to undergo reconstructive surgery. However, those who prefer non-invasive procedures may opt for braces and physical therapy
The medial collateral ligament (MCL), on the other hand, is located on the inner part of the knee and connects the upper leg bone (femur) to the lower leg bone (tibia).
Similarly, a torn MCL happens when a person’s knee joint is pushed sideways when making a wrong move or getting a direct hit to the knee. Some of the known symptoms of this sports injury include instability of the joint, swelling, and pain.
While the condition is often treated with bracing, ice, and physical therapy, surgery may still be needed if the case is severe.
Here at Multi-Care Medical in Bonita Springs, we have a team of highly-trained surgeons, orthopedists, and physical therapists that can address such injuries. We also have an excellent rehabilitation program to help regain your knees’ functions and mobility.
Another common sports injury is a stress fracture. Usually, it occurs when the bones absorb impact from physical activity, which the muscles are supposed to do. It results in breaking of the bone.
A person suffering from a stress fracture usually feels pain with activity and is required to rest in order to help heal the injury. However, a more severe fracture may require you to wear specialized shoes or braces to help decrease stress on the affected bone.
Multi-Care Medical in Bonita Springs provides top-notch orthopedic services, as well as physical therapy and rehabilitation program that will help patients recover their strength and mobility.