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ACL RECONSTRUCTION IN RICHMOND, VA

The anterior cruciate ligament or ACL is one of the most important of the four main ligaments in your knee when it comes to keeping your leg stable as you move and twist your body. Serving as a connection between your thigh bone (femur) and your largest shinbone (tibia) at the center of your knee, the ACL prevents your knee from wobbling and moving around as you twist your body. Damage or tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament often occurs in tandem with damage to other ligaments such as the medial collateral ligament and the cartilage of the knee. Damage to the ACL may require ACL reconstruction.

ACL RECONSTRUCTION SYMPTOMS & SURGERY

ACL reconstruction

SYMPTOMS OF A TORN ACL

In most cases, when you tear your anterior cruciate ligament, you will know immediately that there is a problem. Not only is a tear in this ligament painful, but it can immediately impact your mobility and stability. At the time of an ACL injury, signs and symptoms may include any or all of the following:

  • A loud popping sound
  • Severe pain and inability to continue further activity
  • Knee swelling that often worsens for hours after the initial event
  • Instability when standing or the feeling of your knee giving out
ACL reconstruction

ACL RECONSTRUCTION PROCESS

If you believe you have a torn ACL, the first step is to speak with your doctor, Dr. Goradia, and schedule an appointment to further inspect the issue. To determine the severity of an ACL injury, your doctor will do a thorough physical examination coupled with a careful history emphasizing mechanism of injury. Investigations, such as an X-ray and MRI scan may be required to confirm diagnosis and determine the extent of the damage and/or involvement of other structures within the knee. As an expert in arthroscopic surgery for the ACL and other injuries, Dr. Goradia may utilize an arthroscopy to get the best possible look at the injury and treat the tear accordingly.

The ACL is usually treated or reconstructed through one or a combination of the following methods:

  • Surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament using a graft
  • ACL Preservation Surgery or PRESERVE ACL Surgery
  • Physical therapy

WHAT IS ACL RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY?

DO I NEED ACL RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY?

Most patients will need surgery to restore full function in their knee after an ACL tear and to allow them to safely resume all daily activities. Without ACL reconstruction surgery, most active patients will experience continued episodes of their knee giving out, causing repeated damage to the meniscus cartilage and increasing the chance of arthritis in the knee. At G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Goradia is proud to provide the highest quality of care in the Richmond and Midlothian areas, so patients can feel safe and secure going into surgery to repair or restore the ACL to its proper function.

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