Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Treatment for ACL Injuries in Fayetteville, NC
At Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, our team of orthopedic surgeons and fellowship-trained sports medicine doctors includes multiple knee specialists offering world-class care for ACL injuries. We provide accurate diagnosis and thoughtful treatment of knee injuries and ACL injuries in Fayetteville and Elizabethtown, NC.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a strong, non-elastic structure that runs through the center of the knee connecting the femur to the tibia. Its primary function is to provide stability during rotational movements.
ACL injuries are frequently caused by twisting forces to the knee, landing from a jump, stopping rapidly, or direct and forceful contact (such as a tackle). Many patients with ACL injuries describe hearing a pop and feeling the knee “give way.” Typically, the knee will immediately begin to swell.
ACL Reconstruction & Knee Injury Treatment
When you see our Fayetteville and Elizabethtown orthopedic surgeons after a knee injury, you’ll undergo careful clinical examination for diagnosis and assessment of the injury. In most circumstances, this will include an X-ray and MRI scan. We’ll ensure that no other structures, such as cartilage, bones or other ligaments, are damaged.
Most patients who suffer from a torn ACL choose to have ACL reconstruction surgery so that they can have a normally-functioning knee again and be able to play sports. Often, surgery can be done arthroscopically. Post-operatively, rehabilitation with a physical therapist is necessary to restore patients to their pre-injury state.
Choose Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine for ACL Injury Treatment
If you’ve injured your knee, contact Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and set up an appointment for evaluation for an ACL injury in Fayetteville and Elizabethtown. We offer high-quality care designed for a full recovery in each patient.
Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is proud to provide diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries and ACL injuries in patients from Fayetteville, South View, Hope Mills, Gray’s Creek, Elizabethtown and the entire Cape Fear region.