Torn ligaments

Torn Ligament Treatment from Board-Certified Orthopedic Doctors

Torn Ligament Laramie WYAt Premier Bone & Joint Centers, our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors have years of experience treating torn ligament injuries. If you tore a ligament while playing a sport, skiing down a mountain, or by slipping on icy stairs, make an appointment with us as soon as possible so that we can minimize the pain you’re experiencing and ensure your injury heals quickly.

What Is a Torn Ligament?

Ligaments are fibrous tissues that connect our bones together. Injuries to the ligament can include a sprain, where the tissues are overstretched, and a tear, where the ligament is ripped. Most times a torn ligament is caused by a sudden change of motion. That’s why it’s so common in athletes—picture a football player running full speed down the field and then suddenly juking to avoid a tackle. His knee jolted in a different direction while his ankle was still moving forward. This abrupt change of movement is what causes a ligament to tear.

Symptoms of a Torn Ligament

When a ligament tears, the body sends fluids and white blood cells to heal the affected area. And while the efforts of these fluids and blood cells are integral to mending the tear, they unfortunately are also the cause of severe pain, as the swelling that accompanies them can compress the nerves in the injury. The swelling and pain combined can quickly become overwhelming and will likely make simple actions such as standing and walking unbearable.

Your Treatment Starts Here

If the symptoms listed above describe your injury, contact Premier Bone & Joint Centers today. We’re based in Laramie and have clinics all across Wyoming for your convenience. Our physicians can you manage your pain and put you on the quickest road to recovery. Make an appointment today!