Knee and lower leg conditions such as ligament injuries can affect every aspect of your life, from your ability to do your job to the time you spend on your favorite activities. From ACL tears to PCL sprains, the sports medicine team at TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine can help you find relief from knee pain and regain your knee function after a ligament injury.
Our team of physicians and specialists provide patient-centered care, helping you heal with the most conservative treatment possible before turning to surgery. We offer advanced ACL repairs, without grafts, to rebuild strength in your ligament long-term. If repair is not possible, our orthopedic surgeons also offer reconstructive surgery to get you back in the game.
Your knee is made up of different bones and the ligaments that connect the two together. When you put too much pressure or strain on your knee, it can cause sprains (stretching) or tearing of the ligaments. One of the most common sports injuries is anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in the knee, though you can also tear other knee ligaments.
Fortunately, most ligament injuries can be treated without surgery or within advanced minimally invasive treatments. Though you may have a long recovery time, you should be able to return to your activity after most mild to moderate injuries.
Ligament injuries can be caused by:
If you have a ligament injury in your knee, you may experience symptoms such as:
The treatment for a knee injury depends on the severity, from a minor sprain to a full tear. Common treatments include:
You may be at a higher risk for a ligament injury if you:
You can take steps to keep your knee healthy by:
Find out how knee care experts can help you heal from ligament injuries. To learn more or make an appointment with a sports medicine specialist: Call TriHealth at 513 246 2300 or our orthopedic partner, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, at 513 354 3700.