Your knee joint is supported and stabilized by four ligaments, one of which is the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. Unfortunately, the ACL is not exempt from damage, and can develop tears. ACL tears most commonly occur in sports that require a great deal of leg planting and pivoting. If you are experiencing severe knee pain, turn to Premier Bone and Joint Centers. During your visit to our satellite location in Cheyenne, Wyoming, one of our knee specialists will assess the severity of your injury, determine if you have an ACL tear, and provide a personalized treatment plan.
What Causes an ACL Tear?
An ACL tear is often the result of a sudden twisting motion after an individual stops and changes direction suddenly or upon landing after a jump. ACL tears can happen to just about anyone, however, they are more prevalent in athletes and other active individuals. Some common signs of a torn ACL include:
- A popping sound when the injury occurred
- Knee pain
Treating an ACL Tear
There are both surgical and non-surgical approaches to treating ACL tears. Conservative treatments include rest, anti-inflammatory medicine, bracing, and physical therapy. For individuals who lead active lifestyles, reconstructive surgery may be the best course of action for treating an ACL tear.
Stop by Our Cheyenne Location
At Premier Bone & Joints Centers, we offer a comprehensive range of treatment options—both conservative and surgical—for ACL tears. Reach out today to schedule an appointment with one of our knee specialists in Cheyenne, WY.