Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear
You’ve torn your anterior cruciate ligament, the ACL. Suddenly, you can’t enjoy the active lifestyle you’re used to. We’ll get you up and moving again. Our orthopedic experts are specially trained to repair and treat ACL tears. Your care team includes orthopedic surgeons and rehabilitation therapists collaborating for your full recovery.
Your ACL is located in the center of your knee, controlling rotation and forward movement. ACL tears occur when the feet are planted one way and the knees twist the opposite. A complete tear is immediately incapacitating. Partial tears must be assessed and treated promptly to reduce further tearing. Full recovery takes several months.
Treatments for ACL Tear
The first treatment for a torn anterior cruciate ligament is to stop bearing weight on your knee. Then, contact an orthopedic expert right away. Depending on the severity of your tear, we may be able to help you avoid reconstructive surgery. There are other therapies you may be able to try first. Ice your knee and rest, but don't let this one go untreated.
If you do need surgery, don't worry. Our techniques and specialists are some of the most experienced orthopedic surgeons this side of the state.