ACL to Reconstruct or Not
The knee is essentially a hinged joint that is held together by the medial collateral (MCL), lateral collateral (LCL), anterior cruciate (ACL) and posterior cruciate (PCL) ligaments. The ACL runs diagonally in the middle of the knee, preventing the tibia from sliding out in front of the femur, as well as providing rotational stability to the knee.
ACL Reconstruction Physiotherapy Advice for Patients
A shoulder separation is a fairly common injury, especially in certain sports. Most shoulder separations are actually injuries to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. The AC joint is the connection between the scapula (shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collarbone). Shoulder dislocations and AC joint separations are often mistaken for each other. But they are very different injuries.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is probably the most commonly injured ligament of the knee. In most cases, the ligament is injured by people participating in athletic activity. As sports have become an increasingly important part of day-to-day life over the past few decades, the number of ACL injuries has steadily increased. This injury has received a great deal of attention from orthopaedic surgeons over the past 15 years, and very successful operations to reconstruct the torn ACL have been invented.
Knee replacement surgery is a method to replace a damaged or worn knee joint with an artificial joint. The medical term for this type of surgery is ‘arthroplasty’.
Artificial Joint Replacement of the Knee
A painful knee can severely affect your ability to lead a full, active life. Over the last 25 years, major advancements in artificial knee replacement ficial have improved the outcome of the surgery greatly. Artificial knee replacement surgery (also called knee arthroplasty) is becoming increasingly common as the population of the world begins to age.